Stefon Diggs made the key in the Buffalo Bills' 28-25 victory over the Detroit Lions as the star wide receiver caught a 36-yard pass on the first play after the Lions tied the game to 25-25. With just 23 seconds left in the game, the Bills started the drive from their own 25-yard line.
On the first play, Bills quarterback Josh Allen delivered a 36-yard bomb to Diggs that gave the Bills a chance to kick a game-winning field goal. Kicker Tyler Bass drained a 45-yard field goal as the Bills escaped with a 28-25 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving.
Diggs on the play that helped the Bills seal the win
"I was anticipating not getting behind them, but maybe getting a one-on-one. If I got a one-on-one, I was, Josh was going to take it, I felt like. Him having confidence in me, getting behind the defense, or seeing the same thing.
If they are playing top-down coverage, I kind of slow down a little bit, like, damn maybe the ball is coming, and it was. He threw another missile. You remember last week, he threw it and almost fell. I think that was a similar ball, it was coming [at] the same velocity.
So, no heightened anxiety in the moment," Diggs explained, per ESPN. After Allen realized what type of defense the Lions were playing, he had an idea of what play he wanted to go for. "They played like a little two-man concept and me and [offensive coordinator Ken] Dorsey kind of talked about that a few days ago.
When I saw the same look in a previous game and just said, 'Hey, let's put this play in just in case we might need it.' We found it and Stef ran a heck of a route and just gave him a chance and he made a heck of a play," Allen said.
The Bills now own an 8-3 record and sit at the top spot of their division. On next week's Thursday Night Football, the Bills will be playing against the New England Patriots.
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