Chiefs vs. Bills in weather delay at halftime
The Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills Week 5 game on “Sunday Night Football” is officially in a weather delay. There was a chance ahead of the game that thunderstorms would develop and cause a problem at some point this evening. Mother Nature waited until halftime, with the Bills leading 24-13.
The NFL won’t delay games simply for rain, but if there is lightning within an eight-mile radius of the stadium, the league is required to put the game into a weather delay.
The official account for GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium announced that there is currently a shelter in place order at the stadium due to inclement weather. They’re directing all guests to follow the instruction of stadium personnel.
GEHA Field at Arrowhead is in a shelter in place due to inclement weather. Guests should follow direction of stadium personnel.
— GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium (@GEHAField) October 11, 2021
Teams remain in the locker room for an extended break at the half and they haven’t yet returned to the field. It probably couldn’t hurt the Chiefs, who have a lot of work to do after a poor first half of play.
Once the delay is lifted, they’ll give fans a chance to get to their seats and players a chance to get back out onto the field before they begin the second half. The game is expected to resume around 10:30 p.m. EST.