Buffalo Bills Highmark Stadium Jan 2, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Stadium staff removes snow from the field at Highmark Stadium prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported earlier this week that a huge snowstorm was expected to hit the Buffalo area this weekend, with 4-6 feet of snow possible in the area by Sunday. This clearly put the Buffalo Bills’ home matchup against the Cleveland Browns this weekend in jeopardy. The NFL has now made a decision prior to the storm on Thursday.

It has been revealed that the game has been moved to Ford Field, the home of the Detroit Lions in the midst of this weather emergency in Buffalo, according to the Bills’ social media team.

Considering the National Guard has been called into the surrounding Buffalo area for the incoming storm, it is certainly for the best that this game has been moved.

The Detroit Lions will be facing the New York Giants in a road matchup this weekend, making Ford Field usable for the Bills-Browns matchup.

Ford Field originally had an indoor carnival scheduled on Friday, which will need to be dismantled quickly to prepare for the upcoming game.

This announcement makes for a very strange situation for the Buffalo Bills, who are actually set to play again in Detroit again on Thanksgiving in a matchup against the Lions. That means they will likely just stay in the area instead of returning to Buffalo given the short turnaround. That can make for a difficult scenario for Bills players with the holidays coming up.

Regardless, it is great that the NFL was able to save Sunday’s matchup without putting fans or players in jeopardy of playing in extremely dangerous conditions.

[Buffalo Bills on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.