Yesterday’s big Thanksgiving day game was nothing if not exciting. The game was an epic showdown between the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions. Though the Lions seemed to have the upper hand throughout the game, by the start of the fourth quarter, the tides turned, thanks to an epic play by the Buffalo team’s Josh Allen, who won them the game.
The Bills won the 28 – 25 victory thanks to an exciting play made by Allen during the final moments of the game. Throughout most of the game, it seemed like the Lions would be taking home the win for their team as they edged ahead. The Lions came into this game on a three-game winning streak, and it seemed like it would become a four-game streak. The Lions were in the lead by the fourth quarter, and it looked like they were going to win, but then Allen delivered two drives that brought his team the victory. The play that scored the team their victory occurred during the final 23 seconds, when Allen made a 36-yard pass to teammate Stefon Diggs, setting up the 45-yard field goal that cost the Lions the game.
The team’s win was also impressive on account of all they’ve endured getting to this point. Just two weeks ago, the team lost to the Minnesota Vikings. Since then, they have won two games (one against the Browns and one against the Lions) in five days, with minimal practice, lots of traveling, and having endured a huge snowstorm. Even during this nail-biting game, their victory came at a cost, having lost their team’s linebacker, Van Miller, to a knee injury. Despite these setbacks, the team has prevailed thanks to strategy and determination.