NFL Week 12 live updates: Cowboys lead Giants, Bills beat Lions

Week 12 of the NFL season continues with another thrilling Thanksgiving game, as the Dallas Cowboys (7-3) host the New York Giants (7-3) in a very important NFC East showdown.

Earlier, Tyler Bass kicked the game-winning field goal to seal the Buffalo Bills’ victory over the Detroit Lions to open the day. Later, the New England Patriots take on the Minnesota Vikings on the road to seal things up.

Related: The Bills’ win over the Lions is another reminder of Josh Allen’s messy brilliance

New England Patriots


Minnesota Vikings


Here are the top plays from Thursday’s Thanksgiving slate!

New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

to reject!

Dallas went on a fourth-and-two on their opening drive of the game, but Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t able to get the first down and the Cowboys converted it on downs on their side of the field.

missed opportunity

The Giants tried to make the most of the short field, but Daniel Jones’ pass to Isaiah Hodgins was nullified after a costly penalty. New York settled for a field goal to close the road, and took a 3-0 lead.

Double trouble

The Cowboys’ second drive ended no better than their first. Dak Prescott picked off just shy of the Giants’ red zone, giving New York the ball again.

coming through!

Dallas led, 7-3, early in the second quarter, thanks to a big catch by CeeDee Lamb that got the Cowboys into the red…

…a short-lived Elliott con-man follows to seal the deal.

You’re going up!

But Dallas’ lead was short-lived, as Darius Slayton sparkled on a pass from Jones, which set up a one-yard touchdown run by Saquon Barkley to give the Giants the lead, 10–7.

not quit

Prescott relied on Michael Gallup to make big plays for the Cowboys late in the second quarter…

…but again, the Cowboys campaign ended prematurely due to a turnover.

Then, Graham Gano kicked a 47-yard field goal before halftime to extend the Giants’ lead to 13-7.

Dallas responds

After a slow first half, the Cowboys came out of the halftime break in style. A 13-yard series from Elliott and Tony Pollard began an eventual touchdown drive for Dallas. Prescott capped off a 14-play, 7:39 drive as he hit tight end Dalton Schultz for the goal line score.

The Cowboys led 14-13.

Dallas holds NYG

The Giants elected to go to him on fourth down and two from their own 45-yard line and failed to convert, as Jones was unable to hit Barkley.

They have arrived again

Six plays after New York turned it on downs, Dallas scored its second touchdown of the game. He hit Prescott Schultz to score on the line again, giving the Cowboys a 21-13 lead.

Stay tuned for updates!

New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings (8:20 p.m. ET)


Buffalo Bills 28, Detroit Lions 25

Black on the board!

Lions running back Jamal Williams took the handoff and ran up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown to give Detroit an early 7-0 lead. The touchdown run was a Williams rusher’s 13th rushing score in the league this season.

Picture perfect swipe

It didn’t take long for the Bills to answer, as Josh Allen hooked up with Isaiah McKenzie for a perfect 19-yard catch late in the first quarter.

loose ball!

The first turnover of the game came early in the second quarter when Williams took a handoff, ran down the middle, and then fumbled. Buffalo’s Ed Oliver recovered the fumble, giving Buffalo great field position.

Is there anything Allen can’t do?

The Bills took advantage of the fumble as they put together a 10-play, 58-yard scoring drive, capped by an Allen touchdown run. He fumbled the snap on the play, then picked it up, feinted a defender and ran it in for the score, giving Buffalo a 14-7 lead.

Everyone eats

Jared Goff faked a handoff and threw a perfect pass to Amon-Ra St. Louis. Brown for a touchdown, tying the game at 14-14. After the result, St. Brown made sure that all of his offenders ate a Thanksgiving meal.

Injury alert

Bills’ linebacker von Miller suffered a knee injury late in the first half and was taken to the locker room.

Live your day!

Holding on to a 17-14 lead going into the third quarter, Oliver played another massive game, sacking Goff in the end zone for a safety.

Lions reply

Goff launched a run to DJ Chark for a 1-yard score to put the Lions ahead. Detroit added a two-point conversion to take a 22-19 lead.

Allen to Diggs for the score

Is there a better connection in the NFL than Allen and Stefon Diggs? The two hit it on a 5-yard field goal with 2:40 left in the game. The Bills missed the extra point, making it 25-22.

for. The. win over.

After the Lions added a field goal to tie the game, Buffalo drove the field and Bass kicked a 45-yard field goal to win the game.

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