The duel between the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills, which was to be held at the latter’s home, has been moved to Ford Field in Detroit due to the risk of winter storms.
In a statement, the team said the NFL made the decision as a precaution for fan safety. The weather forecast calls for snowfall ranging from 90 to 180 cm (three to six feet) in the Bills Stadium area by Sunday.
The league had already been forced to make such a decision on November 24, 2014, when the Buffalo team had to play a local game in Detroit. That didn’t stop her from battering the New York Jets 38-3.
The Bills will thus play twice in a row in Detroit, since they will face the Lions there next week. They will logically return to Highmark Stadium on December 11, against the New York Jets.
The Sean McDermott-led squad is 6-3 and sits third in the AFC East Division, one behind the leaders Miami Dolphins.