Buffalo Bills Home Game Vs Cleveland To Be Moved To Detroit Ahead Of Impending Snowstorm

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Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns has officially been moved eastward. Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan will host the two teams as the Bills look to avoid a major snowstorm that’s scheduled to hit the city of Buffalo, New York. The announcement was made on Thursday, and subsequently confirmed by the Bills organization in their latest announcement.

“Due to public safety concerns and out of an abundance of caution in light of the ongoing weather emergency in western New York, Sunday’s game against the Browns will be moved to Ford Field in Detroit.”

This means the Bills will have two games played in Ford Field, as they also take on the Detroit Lions on the road in the stadium for this year’s Thanksgiving Game. The game against the Browns remains at its scheduled start time of 1:00 pm ET. Buffalo is expected to be hit by up to four feet of snow from Thursday night all the way to Saturday. “Major to extreme impacts” are expected.

This will mark the first time in nearly nine years that the Bills are forced to relocate one of its games due to extreme weather conditions. The last time a relocation was required for the team was back during the 2014 season, as the team was preparing to take on the New York Jets in week 12 of regular season football. The Bills came away with a dominant 38-3 win during that time.

Quarterback Josh Allen and the rest of the Bills team are hoping for a similar performance, as they are coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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