DETROIT (AP) Rookie Zach Zenner, fighting for a roster spot, ran for a go-ahead, 3-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Lions held on to beat the Buffalo Bills 17-10 Thursday night.
The Lions (3-1) went ahead for a second time after Buffalo (2-2) stopped them on a fourth down only to have the play negated by Ikemefuna Enemkpali's penalty. Buffalo signed the linebacker last month a day after he was cut by the New York Jets because he punched quarterback Geno Smith and broke his jaw.
Buffalo's fourth-string quarterback, Matt Simms, played the entire game and had the ball at his team's 36 with just under two minutes left, but turned the ball over on downs.
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Both teams rested starters as expected, choosing not to risk any of them getting hurt a little more than a week before the season begins.
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