Detroit Lions Buffalo Bills Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams (30) is forced to fumble the ball by Buffalo Bills cornerback Christian Benford (47) and defensive tackle Ed Oliver (91) during the first half at Ford Field in Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.

The Detroit Lions just suffered another brutal loss on Thanksgiving.

The Lions settled for a game-tying field goal with 23 seconds left despite the fact that they started with three timeouts and the whole length of the field. 23 seconds was too much time for Josh Allen. The Bills‘ star quarterback threw an absolute rope to star receiver Stefon Diggs to put Buffalo in field goal range. Tyler Bass, who missed on an extra point after their previous touchdown, booted the go-ahead field goal with two seconds remaining.

The win pushed Buffalo to 8-3 on the season. Because of unique circumstances, the team also accomplished a feat their opponent hadn’t done in a long time.

Buffalo was displaced after a brutal lake-effect snow event last weekend. Their game against the Cleveland Browns was moved to Ford Field in Detroit. The Bills won that game, 31-23. After they defeated the Lions on Thanksgiving, the team strung two wins in two consecutive weeks at the Lions’ stadium. It turns out, the home team hasn’t done that in years.

Reporter Ben Higgins tweeted, “If the Bills win today, they will have victories on consecutive weeks at Ford Field, something the Lions haven’t done since 2016.”

The Lions collected consecutive wins at home in Weeks 15 and 17 but that obviously didn’t meet the criteria.

In short, this stat showed Detroit still can’t escape futility no matter where they go.

[Ben Higgins]

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