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Bills-Steelers wild-card game moved from Sunday to Monday due to freezing weather

The wild-card game between the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers that was originally scheduled for 1:00 p.m. EST on Sunday has been moved to 4:30 p.m. EST on Monday due to a severe winter weather storm expected to hit the Buffalo area through the weekend.

From WIVB.com:

Near-whiteout conditions are expected in Orchard Park on Sunday, with high winds, frigid wind chills and blowing lake-effect snow all in play. States of Emergency in Western New York as well as Erie County are currently active as a result of the storm.

“It’s all part of our critical efforts to keep New Yorkers, motorists and fans safe from this wildly unpredictable storm,” Governor Kathy Hochul said Friday.

Hochul said that she consulted with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the decision, who “shares our concern that safety should be the top priority.”

Last season, the Bills had to play a home game against the Cleveland Browns in Detroit due to significant winter weather.

Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire