Update – 8:46 p.m.: The Bills/Jets game that was moved from Buffalo will be played on Monday at Ford Field in Detroit at 7 p.m.
The game will air on CBS in the New York City and Buffalo markets.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that playing the Bills/Jets game in Buffalo is “impractical.”
“I spoke to the county executive and the mayor about it,” Cuomo said (D&C, Nov. 20). “Everybody would love to see a Bills game go forward, but I think even more, everybody wants to make sure that public safety comes first.”
The Bills were unable to practice again on Thursday, as a driving ban is still in effect throughout the area.
“And this point in time, everything we have to do with the driving ban, everything we just said, staying off the roads, would make a Bills game impractical,” he said.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
While we’re sure there will be some dismay in New York regarding the relocation of the game, but for public safety we think the league did the right thing. We imagine that the Bills will do their best to get out of the area as soon as possible so they can get some practice in at the neutral location that ends up hosting the game.
Stay tuned to see where the game ends up being played. So far the three viable locations are all short trips for both teams, but we would imagine that the league will try and land the game as close a drive as possible for the Western New Yorkers who would want to attend. Pittsburgh is about 3.5 hours from Buffalo, then Detroit is next at about 4.25 hours, with Washington DC the last choice at 7.0 hours.
Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett cover snow in Buffalo, talk about the game itself (wherever it may happen), and (19:00) answer 6 questions about the future of the Jets.
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Eric Decker, Rex Ryan, Michael Vick, and Percy Harvin talk about their preparation to battle both the Bills and the elements of Mother Nature on Sunday in Buffalo.
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The large amount of snow fall in Buffalo, upwards of five feet in some places, has led the league to consider moving the Jets-Buffalo game on Sunday to a neutral site or move it to Monday (USA Today, Nov. 19)
The game could be played up north in Toronto at Rogers Centre.
The NFL will make the final call on whether the game will be played Sunday, moved or on Monday.
“We are working with the Bills to determine the status of the stadium,” the NFL said in a statement. “If a change to the schedule needs to be made, the league will make the decision, working closely with the club and local authorities.”
“No, practice is not overrated. It is not overrated at all. I think the most important thing you can do is practice. You have to get a feel for timing, new concepts, new things you may be doing and I think it is very critical. The last thing you want to do is miss a week of practice and come and try to play. I’m not saying that it can’t be done, but I just know how important it is.”
-Michael Vick, on Buffalo not being able to practice and if it’s “overrated”