The Buffalo Bills (5-9) were without their two top running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory due to injury. Throughout the entire game, injuries continued to be a problem as back up running backs Marcus Murphy and Keith Ford were also injured throughout the game. Nonetheless, The Buffalo Bills overcame injuries and a fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Detroit Lions (5-9) 14-13.
The majority of the scoring came just before the end of the first half. The Lions were on the board first as Matthew Stafford threw a four yard touchdown pass to Andy Jones. A failed two point conversion would give the Lions a 6-0 lead in the opening drive of the second quarter. The Buffalo Bills saw the Lions six and raised them seven, as Josh Allen would march the team 87 yards down the field and ended the drive with a four yard rushing touchdown. This drive’s biggest play came on a 28 yard reception by Robert Foster as the connection between him and Josh Allen grows more and more with each game.
The Bills 7-6 lead would not last long as the Lions would score another touchdown, a Zach Zenner one yard rushing touchdown, for a 13-7 lead.
The game would remain silent in the third quarter as both teams defenses stood tall and forced their opposing offenses to punt most of the day. It was not until the eleventh minute that the Bills would finally strike again. It was another Foster Allen connection as Josh Allen would throw a deep 42 yard pass to Robert Foster who cruised into the endzone to give the Bills a 14-13 lead.
The Lions threatened to answer the Bills again and got as close as the Buffalo 30 to try and take the lead. Unfortunately for them and fortunately for the Bills, Matt Prater missed a 48 yard field goal wide right and the Bills would have all the momentum in going into the final minutes of this tight battle.
It went down to clock management in the last three minutes of play, but the Buffalo Bills kept their composure and gutted out a 14-13 victory against the Detroit Lions.
The Buffalo Bills will now need to tend to their injured and heal fast, as they head to New England next Sunday to face off against the Patriots. Go Bills!