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Buffalo Bills say TE Dawson Knox fractured hand in loss to Tennessee Titans

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bills tight end Dawson Knox suffered a fracture in his right hand during the team’s 34-31 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Monday night, per coach Sean McDermott.

“Don’t know much more at this point, other than we’ll just monitor it,” McDermott said Tuesday. “We’ll see where it goes here.”

There is not significant concern over the injury, and Knox will be aided by the Bills being on their bye week before a Week 8 matchup with the Miami Dolphins. All three of Buffalo’s next opponents have only one win (Dolphins, Jaguars and Jets).

Knox caught three passes for 25 yards in the game. The former high school quarterback and Bills third-round pick in 2019 also threw a successful 2-point conversion pass to quarterback Josh Allen in the third quarter despite having already suffered the injury.

“Huge shout-out to Dawson,” Allen said. “I was trying to call the play off — I was shaking my hands at (offensive coordinator Brian Daboll) like, ‘Don’t call it, we can’t do it.’ And (Knox) looked at me and said, ‘I got it. I’ll get it to ya.’ So, to put your body on the line like that and grit through it, that was a big time play and that’s awesome when a teammate is willing to do that, and that’s why we love him.”

Allen indicated that the injury was to Knox’s right hand, which is his throwing hand.

The tight end did not return to the game after the throw. Knox has turned into one of Allen’s preferred targets this season after an offseason of talk about the Bills needing to address the tight end position. Coming into the game vs. the Titans, he had caught a touchdown in four straight games and was coming off his first 100-plus yard performance of his career. Knox leads all tight ends in touchdown receptions this year (five).

Tommy Sweeney, a seventh-round pick from the 2019 draft, is the next tight end on the roster, but the Bills could also look add to some depth. Sweeney caught the first touchdown pass of his career after Knox’s exit.

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Detroit Lions get first win of season with walk-off TD to beat Minnesota Vikings

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DETROIT, Mich. — Inside Ford Field on Sunday, Detroit Lions fans experienced something that hadn’t happened there in over a full calendar year: a win.

First-year Lions coach Dan Campbell will no longer have to field questions about a winless season, as Detroit upset Minnesota, 29-27, for their first regular-season win since Dec. 6, 2020, behind a walk-off, game-winning touchdown by rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown from Jared Goff as time expired.

It also marked their first victory at home since Nov. 15, 2020.

Even without their dynamic running back D’Andre Swift (shoulder), the Lions were playing inspired football on the heels of the Oxford High School shooting on Tuesday where four teenagers were killed by a fellow student. The school is located a little more than 30 miles outside of Detroit. The Lions honored the victims with a moment of silence ahead of the kickoff, while also wearing T-shirts and helmet decals as a tribute.

At halftime, the Lions held their largest lead of the season after going up 20-6 and ended their drought of going 10 straight games of being held under 20 points. Quarterback Jared Goff controlled the offense, going 25-for-41 with 296 passing yards and three touchdowns.

“Those guys are on our minds. We want to represent them on Sunday,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said during Friday’s practice. “I know there will be a group of those students and kids and people that have been affected that will be watching this game. Right now, that’s the best way to help them.”

Detroit (1-10-1) also snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Vikings, dating back to 2017.

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Chargers’ Michael Davis makes wild interception in back-and-forth game with Bengals

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CINCINNATI — A potential touchdown turned into a big turnover for the Cincinnati Bengals.

In the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw a deep ball to wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase down the sideline with Chargers cornerback Michael Davis trailing behind Chase.

From there, it all went south for Cincinnati. Chase bobbled the pass and deflected it behind him, which allowed Davis to not only make up the distance between them but also give him a chance at an interception.

When the two players went to the ground to pluck the ball out of the air, Davis was the one holding it. He gave the Chargers their second turnover in as many defensive drives and compounded Cincinnati’s woes in a game with playoff implications.

For Chase it was the sixth drop of the season and the second that resulted in an interception, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Things got worse from there for the Bengals. The Chargers turned the turnover into points when quarterback Justin Herbert found Keenan Allen for a 7-yard touchdown pass, giving Los Angeles a 16-0 lead with 1:34 left in the first quarter.

The Chargers extended their lead to 24-0 after a trick play in which Allen found Herbert for 2-point conversion.

Turnovers on three straight possesions by the Chargers allowed the Bengals to claw back to within 24-22 when Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon scored midway through the third quarter.

But a fumble by Mixon at the start of the fourth quarter allowed the Chargers to extend their lead again. It was the sixth turnover of the game.



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Los Angeles Chargers lose star DE Joey Bosa in second half with potential head injury

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Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, long considered the best defender on the team, left the game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday.

Bosa was being evaluated for a head injury he suffered in the second half as the Chargers attempted to hold off a Bengals’ rally.

Bosa has battled injuries through much of his career, and usually plays through them. This one was a different story, and the Chargers defense struggled in the third quarter without him.

This season, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Bosa has 36 solo tackles and 19 assists to go along with 7.5 sacks. In his absence, Kyler Fackrel took over. No further word on Bosa was immediately available.

The Chargers, at one point up 24-0 over the Bengals, saw their lead shrink to 24-22 in the third.

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