BUFFALO, N.Y. – (WFLA) – Bundle up New York, Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns is predicted to get a little snowy.
The Week 11 matchup could get dicey as a snowstorm is making its way toward upstate New York this week. According to Accuweather.com, as much as six feet of snow is estimated for the area.
A lake-effect snow warning will also be in effect from 7 p.m. Thursday until Sunday at 1 p.m. – the exact time the Bills vs. Browns are scheduled to play.
On Wednesday, Chief NFL Spokesman Brian McCarthy told ProFootballTalk that the league will continue to monitor the weather and has “been in contact with both clubs.”
On Thursday, the Buffalo Bills tweeted that the game would be moved to Detroit.
The tweet read: “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 that the Bills will play back-to-back games at the Lions stadium as they are set to play them on Thanksgiving Day.
Although both AFC teams are used to playing in colder conditions, playing six feet of snow would be out of the ordinary for both teams.