Thursday, November 20, 2014

Snowed out: Bills-Jets to move to neutral ground


It's been decided.

According to Greg Aiello, the NFL's senior vice president of public relations, Sunday's matchup between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets will still happen, but it won't be in Buffalo. Aiello relayed the news via Twitter Thursday afternoon, saying the league was in the process of relocating and rescheduling the divisional matchup.

Chris Brown of reported that the decision on when and where the game will be held could happen Friday, while the Buffalo News indicated the game will likely take place on Monday in either Washington or Detroit.

"Everybody would love to see a Bills game go forward, but I think even more, everybody wants to make sure public safety comes first," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "At this point in time, doing what we have to do with the driving ban and everything we just said -- staying off the roads -- would make a Bills game impractical."

The team missed yet another day of practice Thursday while Orchard Park continued to get pummeled with lake effect snow. Current projections have the storm leaving behind around eight feet of snow in and around Buffalo when it's all said and done, with many players are still snowed in.

"We’ll be ready one way or the other," Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday, via "It’s clear that the most important thing is the safety of the people in the Buffalo area and we certainly understand that.

"Whatever the league says we’ll be ready."

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