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NFL Week 12 takeaways: Lessons, big questions for every game

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Welcome to Week 12 of the 2022 NFL Season. On Thanksgiving Day he opened with three games.

of detroit lions has hosted Thanksgiving games for 88 years, but hasn’t had much success lately.of buffalo bills Completed a late comeback to beat the Lions, who have won just six Thanksgiving games since 2000.

of dallas cowboysJust as the Lions host Thanksgiving games every season, they beat their NFC East rivals to end their three-holiday losing streak new york giants.

An NFL Nation reporter responds to the biggest points from this week’s matchup and lingering questions, and what to expect next game. let’s start.

Jump to matchup:

BUF-DET | NYG-DAL

Buffalo 28, Detroit 25

bill

Things to know: The Bills’ offense has some issues, but their stars have performed when they needed to. This is an important step. Coming into the game, Buffalo has been 1-9 in the 4th quarter of the last two years.but the quarterback Josh Allen and receiver Stefon Diggs He led the unit downfield on consecutive drives, connected 65 yards on five targets, and scored on his final two drives to win the game. But improving the red zone is a priority on offense.

What next for cornerbacks? corner back Tredavius ​​White In his first comeback since torturing his anterior cruciate ligament last Thanksgiving, he only played the first two series (15 snaps).After that, Buffalo mostly played newcomers Christian Benford When Dane JacksonCoach Sean McDermott said White played within the expected snap. With the big game against the Patriots looming, White’s availability could be key as the defense continues to allow the opposing No. 1 receiver to go beyond 100 yards in the game. — Alaina Getzenberg

Next game: Patriots (Thursday, 8:15 PM ET)

lions

Things to know: of detroit lions proved capable of competing with the league’s best after losing a narrow margin to . buffalo billsNow they must figure out a way to win these tight games through better clock management and decision making. The Lions are currently 2-7 against .500+ teams. All of their games are now against . 500+ teams, except wins against teams. Green Bay Packers When chicago bears.

is a linebacker james houston‘s debut performance is true? To some extent, let’s not let it slip. He’s not expected to put up two sacks in every fumble recovery, but the Lions can find a role for him. became the first player to achieve a sack ofMiles Garrett When TJ Watt). Nobody asked him to be that kind of player, but the Lions defense, which ranks last in pass rush winning percentage (29.1%), is defensive next to his fellow rookies. You can use playmaker. Aidan Hutchinson. — Eric Woodyard

Next game: vs. Jaguars (Sunday, 1pm ET)

Dallas 28, New York Giants 20

cowboys

Things to know: This may be the 12 days that make up a Cowboys season. After losing to Green Bay in overtime on November 13, the Cowboys faced Minnesota. new york giantsThey were nearly perfect against the Vikings and less so against the Giants, but went 8-3 and wiped out rivals in the division. “It was a win,” he said. Dak Prescottrebounded from two first-half interceptions to two second-half touchdowns.

Should the cowboys sign Odell Beckham Jr..? Maybe they don’t. Seedy rum Two 100-yard receiving games in the last three games. Michael Gallup His surgically repaired knee is showing signs that it’s no longer a problem.and tight end group Dalton Schultz, Jake Ferguson, Peyton Hendershot When Sean McKeon Beckham may be a cowboy, but they don’t have to make him the lead receiver. You can join and become a contributor. — Todd Archer

Next game: vs. Colts (December 4, 8:20 PM ET)

giants

Things to know: So making the playoffs is going to be an uphill battle for this Giants team, especially with all the injuries. They are untalented and not deep enough. New York (7-4) had an over-the-top performance in the first half of the season, but they’re on a losing streak that won’t make their schedule any easier. The match against Washington will be big. They appear to be the Giants’ biggest threat to the final wildcard spot in NFC.

Will the Giants stay healthy for a stretch run? After Thursday’s loss, coach Brian Dabor said he doesn’t think the recent injuries will last long.Giants already expected start outside linebackers Aziz Ojularileft guard Ben Bredeson and right tackle Evan Neal I’ll be back for the next game against Washington.Dabor’s comments seem to hint at cornerback Fabian Moreau It is possible that we will come back. These are four very important players who should be back relatively soon for the Giants’ stretch run. — Jordan Lernan

Next game: Versus Commander (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)

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