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21st Nov 2014

New York Jets Buffalo Bills game moved to Detroit

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Robert Redmond

The rescheduled game will allow the Bills an extra day of training.

The NFL game between Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets has been moved to Monday night will now be played in Detroit. The fixture was due to take place Sunday but Buffalo has been hit by heavy snowstorms and the stadium is currently under four feet of snow. NFL spokesman Michael Signora made the announcement on Thursday evening, saying: ‘Due to public safety concerns in light of the ongoing weather emergency in western New York, Sunday’s Jets-Bills game has been rescheduled to Monday night at 7 p.m. ET and relocated to Ford Field in Detroit’.

The Bills were previously offering fans $10 an hour, and a free match ticket, to fans who would help clear the field of snow, all 220,000 tonnes of it. However the franchise have been unable to overcome the the effects of the torrential snowstorm. ‘As mentioned earlier today, public safety resources in western New York must be fully available to deal with the recovery from the storm. We continue our discussions with the team and the Red Cross on ways the NFL can support the community through this weather disaster’.