Well, it’s a good thing Bills Mafia won’t be asked to dress warm for Sunday’s game between Buffalo and the Cleveland Browns.
The forecast for Sunday in Orchard Park calls for three to six feet of snow. Because of this, the NFL announced that the game would be relocated from Highmark Stadium to the Detroit Lions’ home venue of Ford Field.
On Friday, the Bills’ official Twitter account posted a video of the snow that has rapidly filled up Highmark Stadium. Indeed, the NFL made the right decision by moving the game to an indoor venue.
The change in locations works out nicely for the Bills, as they’ll be visiting the Lions at Ford Field in the first American Thanksgiving game on Thursday. The Lions are on the road this Sunday to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Because of Hurricane Ida, the NFL had to move the Green Bay Packers-New Orleans Saints Week 1 game last season from the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ home venue of TIAA Bank Field.
Earlier this year, the NFL was bracing for the possibility of having to relocate the Kansas City Chiefs-Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 4 game at Raymond James Stadium due to the threats from Hurricane Ian.
The league was prepared to move that game to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota (the home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings). But officials wound up giving the green light for the game to stay in Tampa.
Buffalo is coming off a heartbreaking 33-30 loss at home to the Vikings. They’ll try to avoid a three-game losing skid when they “host” the Browns. Cleveland (3-6) has lost dropped five of their last six games, and a loss to the Bills on Sunday would essentially end any remaining playoff hopes.
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