Tyler Bass nails game-winner, Bills win on Thanksgiving Day for third time in four years

DETROIT, MI (WHEC) – Tyler Bass continued to show up at Ford Field, following up a 6-field goal game on Sunday with a game-winning 45-yard kick on Thanksgiving to give the Buffalo Bills the win.

Bass was 2-for-2 on field goals and missed one extra point, but the final three points were the biggest, giving the Bills the 28-25 win.

“I’m just so thankful for them. I had that missed extra point, but we had 20 seconds to guys drove down the field,” Tyler Bass said. “They have my back and when I got out there, Reed had a great snap Sam Great horn and I just trust my process and hit it. Throw.”

Stefon Diggs made a huge 36-yard catch on the drive to get Bass into field goal range, much in part thanks to a rifle of a pass from Josh Allen.

Allen finished the game 24-of-42 for 253 passing yards, 2 TDs and an INT. He also ran 10 times for 78 yards and a rushing touchdown.

Diggs made big plays down the stretch. He had 8 catches for 77 yards and a touchdown in the game, but five of those for 65 yards and the TD on the final 10 minutes of the game.

The win was the third Thanksgiving Day dub for the Bills in four years, defeating the Dallas Cowboys in 2019 and New Orleans Saints in 2021.

Bills Mafia will be happy to get to 8-3 on the season, but it doesn’t come without a major scare. Star defensive end Von Miller left the game near the end of the 2nd quarter and did not return. Preliminary reports say he suffered some type of a knee injury, although he will undergo tests.

Meanwhile, Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White returned to game action for the first time tearing his ACL during last Thanksgiving’s game.

White is still a long ways away from making a big impact. He didn’t make any tackles or record any stats in the box score. In fact, White only played a few plays total.

After rehabbing from the ACL tear and trying to get his mind right to return after such a bad injury, the other guys on the roster were just hyped to see him back in game action, especially someone else who’s also been dealing with some injuries this season.

“Just his presence out there alone. You can feel the energy when he’s out there on the field again,” said Bills Safety Jordan Poyer. “It was kind of surreal to go out there again after a year and see him on the field and I’m giving calls and I’m like, dang, 2-7 is back. He lifts everybody else up. It’s awesome to see him out there. I know he was on a pitch count but we’re excited to have him back on the football field.”

Bills are probably happy when Jordan Poyer is on the field too. They’re 7-0 when he plays. The team is hoping both defensive backs will be on the field next Thursday for a game at the New England Patriots.