The Buffalo Bills chose to move Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns to Detroit, but this isn’t the first time the team has had to move the game to Ford Field due to snow.
In 2014, the New York Jets were scheduled to play the Bills in Buffalo in Week 12, but a snowstorm forced the game to be moved to Detroit and played at Ford Field on Monday.
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A few days before Sunday’s game, more than 5 feet of snow fell in the area just east of Buffalo, NY.
According to the National Weather Service, the combined storm from the two storms on November 17-19, 2014 peaked at nearly 7 feet, with many areas seeing 3-4 feet of heavy snow cover by the end of the event. It is said to have been buried.
Officials say this “epic” lake-effect snow event will be remembered as one of the most significant winter events in Buffalo’s snow history.
The Bills defeated the Jets 38-3 in their Monday matchup. Then the Bills quarterback threw two touchdown passes and the Bills special teams helped the team win.
Buffalo is expected to have several feet of snow by Sunday for this week’s game.
by Highmark Stadium Being an open-air stadium, the city could have several feet of snow by Sunday, and crews were concerned about the amount of snow that would need to be cleared.
And as you can see, Photo shared by Bills on Twitterthere are certainly a few feet of snow that need to be cleared from Highmark Stadium.
“The decision to move the game from Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, was made in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and local and state officials as the region prepares for the storm,” the Bills said.
Icy AFC playoffs postponed to 2017
It may not have been the trip for the snow, but the Steelers-Chiefs game in Kansas City, Missouri, was postponed to nighttime due to an ice storm during the 2017 district playoff game.
The NFL said in a statement that the start of the game was moved from 1:05 p.m. ET to 8:20 p.m. ET due to inclement weather.
That night, the Steelers defeated the Chiefs to advance Pittsburgh to the AFC Championship Game.
2017 snow bowl
The Buffalo Bills are no strangers to playing in the snow, but their iconic game against the Indianapolis Colts made NFL history.
Just one year before quarterback Josh Allen was drafted by the Bills, the iconic “Snowbowl” game was played in Orchard Park, New York, where 16.7 inches of heavy lake-effect snow fell.
Bills and Indianapolis Colts played In a game played in near-blizzard conditions at Highmark Stadium (then named “New Era Field”) on December 10, 2017, up to 9 inches of that total was lost during the game alone. expected to fall.
A near whiteout was seen as the players tried to move the ball around the field.