NFL relocates Browns – Bills game to Detroit as heavy ‘lake effect’ snowstorm will hit Buffalo

NFL’s Week 11 game between the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills has been relocated to Detroit due to the bad weather that a lake effect snowstorm that will hit Buffalo in the next few hours, the NFL announced this Thursday.

The storm is set to begin on Saturday and bring up to three feet of snow for the region during its passing through the weekend. The league made the switch alongside Bills and local authorities, alleging safety concerns for both fans and teams after a warning was issued by the National Weather Service forecasting low temperatures, winds of up to 35 mph that would lead to power outages and hazardous travel conditions.

Information and details about the tickets available for this game in Detroit weren’t made immediately available.

Buffalo Bills will play two consecutive games in Detroit

This switch made by the NFL means that the Buffalo Bills will now play two consecutive games in Detroit, as they’re scheduled to face the Lions on Thanksgiving, just four days later.

The move certainly benefits Bills quarterback, Josh Allen, who’s been nursing an elbow injury for the past few weeks.

Browns and Bills have played a memorable snow game before

Browns and Bills are used to playing under tough weather conditions and between this two franchises there has already been a memorable game played under a heavy blizzard in 2007, but on that ocassion the game was scheduled in Cleveland.

The home team took the win with an 8-0 scoreboard after two made field goals by their kicker, Phil Dawson and a safety after the Bills snapped the ball into their own end zone.