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Allen leads Bills to 14-13 win over Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) After putting the Bills ahead with his arm, Josh Allen sealed Buffalo's 14-13 victory over the Detroit Lions with his leaping legs.

All the rookie quarterback needed was a push.

That's the way fullback Patrick DiMarco described Allen's 2-yard leap to convert a fourth-and-1 at the Lions 41 with 1:47 remaining.

''He said, `Give me the freaking ball,' and then he said, `Pat, push me,''' said the fullback, who provided Allen a nudge to get him over the top of the pile. ''He's competitive. He's tough. He's everything you want as a leader. This franchise is going to be good with him around.''

Allen hit rookie Robert Foster in stride for a 42-yard go-ahead touchdown pass with 10:26 remaining, and the Bills hung on to eliminate the Lions from playoff contention.

Allen improved to 4-5 in nine starts this season, and won for the third time with Buffalo trailing or tied in the fourth quarter.

The Bills (5-9) snapped a two-game skid and won despite finishing the game minus their top three running backs. Starter LeSean McCoy (left hamstring) and backup Chris Ivory (left shoulder) were inactive and then Marcus Murphy did not return after dislocating his left elbow in the second quarter.

The Lions (5-9) lost despite second-year receiver Kenny Golladay finishing with a career-best 146 yards receiving, and will finish with a losing record for the first time since going 7-9 in 2015.

''Yeah, it's frustrating. You play this game for the opportunity to play in the playoffs,'' quarterback Matthew Stafford said. ''We had our chances. We had our opportunities, just didn't make enough plays.''

The Lions' special teams helped cost them.

Detroit opened the scoring on Stafford's 4-yard touchdown pass to Andy Jones, but botched the extra-point attempt on Don Muhlbach's bad snap.

Then, following Foster's touchdown, Stafford responded by marching the Lions 45 yards on the next possession only to have kicker Matt Prater miss a 48-yard field goal wide right.

''I don't have an excuse,'' said Prater, who entered having hit his previous 14 field-goal attempts. ''I let everybody down, including myself.''

First-year coach Matt Patricia said there was plenty of blame to go around.

''There's plenty of situations out there on the field where we could do more to do better to help us win,'' Patricia said. ''It starts with me. Have to go out and execute better.''

Stafford wasn't the problem in continuing to build chemistry with Golladay on an offense missing leading rusher Kerryon Johnson (knee), and with veteran receiver Marvin Jones Jr. on injured reserve.

A week after managing just 101 yards passing - the second-fewest in his career - in a 17-3 win at Arizona, Stafford topped that number in the first half alone with 137 yards passing, including 115 to Golladay.

Allen showed he's capable of winning with his arm. He finished with just 16 yards rushing after becoming just the second quarterback in NFL history to top 95 yards rushing in three consecutive games.

''I don't know if the stats are very good, I haven't seen them. But I think it comes down to the team,'' Allen said, providing credit to the defense. ''It was a collective effort.''

Bills safety Micah Hyde made a point to head over to Allen's locker and tap him on the back following the game.

''I just said, `Keep being yourself, man,''' Hyde said. ''He has heart. He plays with heart. He wears it on his sleeves and we all appreciate that.''

FOSTER CATCHING ON

Foster, an undrafted rookie out of Alabama, has combined for 438 yards receiving and two touchdowns in his past five games since being activated from the practice squad.

He has topped 100 yards receiving in three of his past five games, including a 104-yard outing in a 27-23 loss to the Jets last weekend. He's Buffalo's first player to top 100 yards receiving in consecutive games since Sammy Watkins in Weeks 11 and 12 in 2015.

PICKING ON TRE'DAVIOUS WHITE

Stafford went at the strength of the Bills secondary in beating Buffalo's top cornerback Tre'Davious White.

Golladay was falling backward to make a 33-yard catch even though White was flagged for pass interference to set up Detroit's first scoring drive, capped by Stafford's 4-yard pass to Jones.

Trailing 7-6, Stafford floated a pass up the right sideline which Golladay caught by outjumping White for a 40-yard completion. The Lions scored three plays later on Zach Zenner's 1-yard plunge.

NOT-SO-SPECIAL TEAMS

A hip injury that bothered Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka came into play on Buffalo's first possession, and after Allen was sacked for a 9-yard loss on third-and-9 at Detroit's 29. Rather than have Hauschka attempt a 50-plus-yard field goal, the Bills punted. Hauschka was hurt when being blindsided by Jets defensive lineman Henry Anderson last week.

UP NEXT

Lions: Close home schedule against Minnesota next Sunday.

Bills: Close road schedule at New England next Sunday.

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Key Players
K. Golladay 19 WR
146 ReYds, 7 RECs
14
FPTS
J. Allen 17 QB
204 PaYds, PaTD, 16 RuYds, RuTD
21
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:26
S.Hauschka extra point is GOOD Center-R.Ferguson Holder-M.Darr.
plays
yds
pos
13
14
Touchdown 10:26
J.Allen pass deep right to R.Foster for 42 yards TOUCHDOWN. Caught near sideline at DET 12.
2
plays
61
yds
1:17
pos
13
13
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:46
M.Prater extra point is GOOD Center-D.Muhlbach Holder-S.Martin.
plays
yds
pos
13
7
Touchdown 3:46
Z.Zenner up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
77
yds
4:09
pos
12
7
Point After TD 7:55
S.Hauschka extra point is GOOD Center-R.Ferguson Holder-M.Darr.
plays
yds
pos
6
7
Touchdown 7:55
J.Allen scrambles right end for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
87
yds
2:50
pos
6
6
Missed Two Point Conversion 10:45
(Kick formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. S.Martin pass is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS. Bad snap thrown away after recovery by holder.
plays
yds
pos
6
0
Touchdown 10:45
M.Stafford pass short right to A.Jones for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN. Caught 8 yds. into end zone sliding from rear corner of end zone.
9
plays
75
yds
4:26
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:54 31:06
1st Downs 14 20
Rushing 7 9
Passing 7 9
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 5-13 3-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-2
Total Net Yards 313 312
Total Plays 55 64
Avg Gain 5.7 4.9
Net Yards Rushing 105 117
Rush Attempts 26 37
Avg Rush Yards 4.0 3.2
Net Yards Passing 208 195
Comp. - Att. 22-29 13-26
Yards Per Pass 7.2 7.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-9
Penalties - Yards 4-81 3-20
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 7-40.9 6-35.5
Return Yards 32 40
Punts - Returns 2-12 3-11
Kickoffs - Returns 1-20 2-29
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 1/2 2/2
Extra Points 1/1 2/2
Field Goals 0/1 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 2-2 -100% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Lions 5-9 0130013
Bills 5-9 070714
208 PASS YDS 195
105 RUSH YDS 117
313 TOTAL YDS 312
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Stafford 9 QB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75.9% 208 1 0 106.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67% 3395 19 11 90.3
M. Stafford 22/29 208 1 0 14
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Riddick 25 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 149 0
T. Riddick 8 47 0 19 4
Z. Zenner 34 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 45 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 127 2
Z. Zenner 10 45 1 17 10
L. Blount 29 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
132 374 5
L. Blount 7 9 0 6 0
B. Powell 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
B. Powell 1 4 0 4 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Golladay 19 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 146 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 64 1005 5
K. Golladay 8 7 146 0 40 14
L. Toilolo 87 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 28 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 204 0
L. Toilolo 4 4 28 0 18 2
B. Powell 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 17 0
B. Powell 3 3 11 0 5 1
T. Riddick 25 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 57 377 0
T. Riddick 3 2 9 0 5 4
A. Jones 17 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 9 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 18 1
A. Jones 2 2 9 1 5 6
T. Jones 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 108 0
T. Jones 3 1 5 0 5 0
Z. Zenner 34 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 4 0
Z. Zenner 4 3 0 0 5 10
L. Blount 29 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 72 0
L. Blount 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Davis 40 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
65-23 0 5.0
J. Davis 6-3 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-19 0 1.0
C. Jones 5-4 0.0 0 0
D. Harrison 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-27 0 3.0
D. Harrison 5-1 0.0 0 0
N. Lawson 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-8 0 0.0
N. Lawson 4-0 0.0 0 0
R. Okwara 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-11 0 6.0
R. Okwara 4-1 0.0 0 0
G. Quin 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-14 0 1.0
G. Quin 4-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Diggs 28 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-11 2 0.0
Q. Diggs 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Ford 38 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-1 0 0.0
M. Ford 3-0 0.0 0 0
R. Jean Francois 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-8 0 2.0
R. Jean Francois 2-2 0.0 0 0
D. Kennard 42 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-14 0 7.0
D. Kennard 2-2 1.0 0 0
A. Robinson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-15 0 1.0
A. Robinson 2-1 0.0 0 1
T. Walker 47 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 1 0.0
T. Walker 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Hyder 61 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
K. Hyder 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Slay 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-2 3 0.0
D. Slay 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Prater 5 K
1
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
24/28 26/26
M. Prater 0/1 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Martin 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 45.3 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
64 45.3 26
S. Martin 7 45.3 3 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Jones 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 20.3 22 0
T. Jones 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Jones 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 8.9 12 0
T. Jones 1 12.0 12 0
Q. Diggs 28 SS
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 2.0 4 0
Q. Diggs 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Allen 17 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 204 1 0 89.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52.2% 1633 6 9 65.5
J. Allen 13/26 204 1 0 21
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Ford 35 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 46 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 46 0
K. Ford 14 46 0 9 4
M. Murphy 45 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 35 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 250 0
M. Murphy 11 35 0 9 3
J. Allen 17 QB
21
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 16 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
75 506 6
J. Allen 9 16 1 10 21
P. DiMarco 42 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
P. DiMarco 1 9 0 9 0
R. McCloud 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 4 0
R. McCloud 1 7 0 7 0
I. McKenzie 19 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 66 2
I. McKenzie 1 4 0 4 5
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Foster 16 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 108 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 468 2
R. Foster 5 4 108 1 42 16
I. McKenzie 19 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 53 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 171 0
I. McKenzie 7 6 53 0 16 5
J. Croom 80 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 172 1
J. Croom 1 1 25 0 25 2
Z. Jones 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 45 492 4
Z. Jones 6 1 11 0 11 1
K. Ford 35 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 7 0
K. Ford 1 1 7 0 7 4
D. Thompson 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 150 0
D. Thompson 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Clay 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 184 0
C. Clay 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Poyer 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
62-22 3 1.0
J. Poyer 10-1 0.0 0 0
M. Hyde 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-11 2 0.0
M. Hyde 5-0 0.0 0 0
L. Alexander 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-11 1 6.0
L. Alexander 5-1 0.0 0 0
T. Edmunds 49 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
66-32 1 1.0
T. Edmunds 5-3 0.0 0 0
T. White 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-9 1 0.0
T. White 5-1 0.0 0 0
C. Thompson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
C. Thompson 3-1 0.0 0 0
R. Bush 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-15 0 1.0
R. Bush 3-0 0.0 0 0
L. Wallace 47 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-8 0 0.0
L. Wallace 3-3 0.0 0 0
T. Murphy 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-7 0 4.0
T. Murphy 1-1 0.0 0 0
S. Lawson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-10 0 2.0
S. Lawson 1-2 0.0 0 0
H. Phillips 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-10 0 0.0
H. Phillips 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Williams 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-12 0 5.0
K. Williams 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Phillips 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-8 0 1.0
J. Phillips 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Love 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Love 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Hauschka 4 K
2
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
20/24 19/20
S. Hauschka 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Darr 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 40.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
11 42.5 5
M. Darr 6 40.8 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. McKenzie 19 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 14.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 19.8 33 0
I. McKenzie 2 14.5 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
I. McKenzie 19 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 5.5 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 6.6 32 0
I. McKenzie 2 5.5 10 0
M. Hyde 23 SS
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 8.3 31 0
M. Hyde 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:19 DET 20 3:24 5 30 Punt
0:11 DET 25 4:26 9 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:55 DET 23 4:09 9 77 TD
2:21 DET 18 1:24 4 19 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DET 25 1:55 5 26 Punt
8:07 DET 10 1:10 3 9 Punt
3:19 DET 13 4:17 7 32 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:25 DET 18 1:42 3 2 Punt
10:26 DET 25 4:36 8 45 FG Miss
4:41 DET 30 1:51 3 3 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BUF 19 7:41 12 45 Punt
3:55 BUF 14 3:44 6 22 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:45 BUF 13 2:50 5 87 TD
3:46 BUF 25 1:25 4 19 Punt
0:57 BUF 13 0:57 4 17 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:05 BUF 13 4:58 9 39 Punt
6:57 BUF 36 3:38 8 51 Downs
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:02 BUF 20 0:37 3 0 Punt
11:43 BUF 39 1:17 2 61 TD
5:50 BUF 38 1:09 3 2 Punt
2:50 BUF 24 2:50 8 35 Game