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Josh Allen leads Buffalo Bills to 14-13 win over Detroit Lions

By The Sports Xchange
Josh Allen leads Buffalo Bills to 14-13 win over Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) passes against the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter on September 9, 2018 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Josh Allen threw for a score and ran for another and the Buffalo Bills rallied to beat the Detroit Lions 14-13 at Orchard Park, N.Y.

Allen connected with undrafted free-agent wide receiver Robert Foster for a 42-yard touchdown, which proved to be the game-winner, early in the fourth quarter.

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Earlier in the second quarter, Allen ran three yards to give the Bills a 7-6 lead.

Allen completed 13-of-26 pass attempts for 204 yards and the one score to Foster. He also rushed nine times for just 16 yards.

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Foster finished with four receptions for 108 yards to lead Buffalo (5-9).

Detroit (5-9) was eliminated from playoff contention with the loss. Matthew Stafford went 22-of-29 for 208 yards and one touchdown.

Theo Riddick rushed for 47 yards for the Lions and Zach Zenner ran for a score as the Lions were held to 105 yards on the ground.

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After a scoreless first quarter, the Lions drew first blood when Stafford directed a nine-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with a four-yard scoring pass to Andy Jones. A botched snap doomed the Lions' extra-point attempt.

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Allen answered, taking less than three minutes to direct a five-play, 87-yard drive that put Buffalo ahead, 7-6. The rookie quarterback took it the final three yards for the score.

Not to be outdone, Stafford engineered a 77-yard drive with Zenner bursting in for a score. Matt Prater's extra point was good this time for a Detroit 13-7 lead.

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The score would remain the same until Allen found Foster for the game-winner.

Stafford did drive the Lions on the next possession into field-goal territory, but Prater's 48-yard attempt to give the Lions the lead was wide right.

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