Detroit to host Bills-Browns game due to Buffalo snowstorm originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The NFL has made its decision.
With a monster snowstorm hurling toward Buffalo, Sunday’s game between the Bills and the Browns will be played in Detroit at Ford Field, which has a roof. The league announced the move on Thursday afternoon.
The Bills are set to face the Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving – just four days after the scheduled Bills-Browns game. Now, they'll have the option of staying in Michigan for the week. The Lions will face the Giants on the road this Sunday, so their home stadium is open.
Latest weather models as of Thursday morning predicted up to 70 (!) inches of snow could fall in Buffalo within a 24-hour window. Snow is expected to begin falling overnight on Thursday into Friday, and it won’t stop until late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
The Bills, of course, are no strangers to playing in the snow. They faced the Colts in a blizzard in December of 2017, winning a low-scoring overtime affair. Indianapolis’ starting quarterback that day was Jacoby Brissett – the same guy who will be under center for Cleveland on Sunday.
Riding a two-game losing streak, the 6-3 Bills likely aren’t thrilled with the weather and travel situation. Facing a struggling 3-6 Browns team, Josh Allen and Co. need to right the ship to keep pace in the AFC East – where all four teams are above .500 and in the playoff picture.