Sports Corner: Buffalo Bills Vs. Detroit Lions

Analyzing current trends with each team and past matchups.

The Buffalo Bills (7-3) are headed to Detroit for a Thanksgiving matchup that begins at 12:30 EST Thursday. It will be Buffalo’s third thanksgiving game in four years. The past four games have been a struggle for the Bills as they have a split record of two wins (Packers, Browns) and two losses (Jets, Vikings). It should be noted that both wins came against struggling franchises and neither were particularly convincing.

The Detroit Lions (4-6) are coming off a big upset victory against the New York Giants Sunday and are looking to for a fourth win in a row at home.

At First Glance:

Buffalo Bills ( 2nd in AFC East)

Offensive Production: 2nd (in total offense)

Passing Offense: 3rd

Rushing offense: 10th

Points Per Game: 2nd (28.1)

Total Yards Allowed: (10th) (3,274)

Passing Defense: 18th

Rushing Defense: 7th

Points Against: 5th (174)

Detroit Lions (2nd in NFC North)

Offensive Production: 8th (in total offense)

Passing Offense: 12th

Rushing offense: 11th

Points Per Game: 8th (25.0)

Total Yards Allowed: 31st (4,159)

Passing Defense: 28th

Rushing Defense: 30th

Points Against: 32nd

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Buffalo leads All Time Series at 6-4-1

Detroit Thanksgiving Record: 37-42-2

Buffalo Thanksgiving Record: 4-4-1

Buffalo has never beat Detroit on Thanksgiving day as the Lions lead the Thanksgiving series 2-0

Last meeting: Buffalo won 14-13 (12/16/18)

Detroit Lions Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Dan Campbell (7-19-1 since 2021)

Overall Record: 12-26-1

Record Vs. Buffalo: 0-1 as Interim HC for Miami in 2015

Offensive Coordinator: Ben Johnson (2022)

Defensive Coordinator: Aaron Glenn (2021)

Buffalo Bills Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Sean McDermott

Overall Record: 59-39

Record Vs. Detroit:

Offensive Coordinator: Ken Dorsey (2022)

Defensive Coordinator: Leslie Frazier (2017)

Detroit Impact Players:

QB: Jared Goff (2021)

Goff record against McDermott’s Bills: 0-1

Lost 35-32 while QB for LA Rams (9/27/20)

HB: D’andre Swift (2020)

Record against Bills: N/A

WR: Amon-Ra St. Brown (2021)

Record against the Bills: N/A

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