Detroit is 1-5 this year when allowing 110+ rushing yards, and 3-1 when surrendering less. Keeping the ball on the ground could also help Allen continue to settle in while recovering from a lingering elbow injury. The Lions may well present opportunities to air it out. Starting cornerback Jeff Okudah, for example, is set to sit out, pushing Jerry Jacobs and/or Amani Oruwariye into bigger roles. Diggs and Gabe Davis no doubt have the speed to score deep.
But Dan Campbell's squad has never looked more juiced. So this one should be fun. How to watchDate: Thursday, Nov. 24 | Time: 12:30 p. m. ETLocation: Ford Field (Detroit)TV: CBS | Stream: Paramount+Follow: CBS Sports App Odds: Bills -9. 5, O/U 54. 5 Featured Game | Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills When the Bills have the ballThe best part about watching the Bills is witnessing the Allen-led fireworks, most of which also involve Stefon Diggs as a downfield craftsmen. But everything about this matchup suggests Buffalo will be best served sticking to the ground. Devin Singletary got a season-high 18 carries against Cleveland in Week 11, while rookie James Cook broke out with 86 yards of his own. The Lions, meanwhile, are ranked 26th against the run. They bottled up Saquon Barkley on Sunday but have otherwise been a sieve in that department, which should mean plenty of touches for both Cook and Singletary, and maybe even additional designed carries for Allen.
Jared Goff and the Lions, meanwhile, have enjoyed a three-game win streak to emerge as sudden players in the NFC wild card race. Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup between the two sides could prove which team is for real. Detroit has lost five straight on Turkey Day, and Buffalo has the benefit of playing in Detroit for the second time in four days after its Week 11 matchup was relocated there Sunday.
Reinstituting more open-space touches for D'Andre Swift might not be a bad idea, either, even if the former RB1 has struggled in limited touches as of late. If the Bills' No. 8-ranked run "D"