Bills-Browns game relocated due to weather

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FILE – Snow covers the field at Highmark Stadium before an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. The NFL is monitoring the weather and has contingency plans in place in the event a lake-effect snowstorm hitting the Buffalo disrupts the Bills ability to host the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File) Adrian Kraus/AP

Bills-Browns game relocated due to weather

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Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns has been relocated from Orchard Park, New York, to Detroit due to forecast inclement weather.

The NFL announced the game will still be played at 1 p.m. EST but will be played at Ford Field, where the Detroit Lions typically play.

NFL CONSIDERS GAMES IN FRANCE AND SPAIN

“The decision to move the game from Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY was done in consultation with the Buffalo Bills and local and state authorities as the region prepares for the storm,” the NFL said in a statement.

Some reports indicate Buffalo could receive as much as 5 feet of snow by Sunday morning, with Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) calling the storm an “extreme event” Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings for the Orchard Park area, saying travel “will be very difficult to impossible” and “the heavy snow could also bring down some tree limbs and cause scattered power outages.”

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The Bills have previously had to relocate a 2014 game against the New York Jets to Detroit due to a massive snowstorm in upstate New York.

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