Well, so much for so-called “football weather” for the Buffalo Bills. After reports of possible “thundersnow” and forecasts of 3-to-6 feet of snow, the NFL is changing the venue of the game.
The Bills will face the Cleveland Browns in Detroit instead. The same happened in 2014 when the weather kept Buffalo from playing the New York Jets at home. Just like on that occasion, the game will be played at Ford Field, the Lions’ den.
“The decision to move the game from Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY was done in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and local and state authorities as the region prepares for the storm,” revealed the team in an official statement.
Earlier on Thursday, speculations on the game’s start time potentially changing instead of the venue started heating up. But it’s clear the NFL opted for the safer option and you can’t blame them for that.
The Bills are also set to play a game against the Lions in Detroit on Thursday as part of the league’s Thanksgiving slate. Flying back to Buffalo might not be in the cards for the Bills before that second game.
A to Z Sports injury reporter Tyler Browning noted on Twitter the change of venue before official news broke.
Looks like the Bills vs Browns game is moving to Detroit pic.twitter.com/bOokLw9OAl— Tyler Browning (@DiabeticTyler) November 17, 2022
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