NFL bumps Bills game to Monday night in Detroit [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“With the driving bans, it really wasn’t an option to try to play the game at any point Sunday, Monday or even potentially Tuesday based on what the forecast is. All the focus needs to be is on the safety of not only the fans, but of the community. Everyone needs to be focused on helping our neighbors.”'
Polian knew his fate with Bills well in advance [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The day after our final preseason game of ’92, Mr. Wilson called me over to Detroit. “This is not working,” he said. “I can’t have this kind of contention in the organization. I appreciate everything that you have done, but it’s just not working. I have to make a change.”'
Buffalo Bills, Jets to play Monday in Detroit [1:57 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The next step for the Bills is to somehow get their players rounded up Friday morning — there is still an active driving ban throughout the area where approximately seven feet of snow has fallen since Tuesday — and get them to the airport.'
Report: Buffalo Bills' game against New York Jets will be played Monday night in Detroit [1:56 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: 'But hey, at least it will be a Monday night game.'
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan doesn't feel bad for Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone [1:55 AM]
Syracuse Post-Standard reports: '"I'll be honest," Ryan told NJ.com. "Doug's a good guy. But I haven't thought one second about his situation. I mean, that's the truth."'
Ford Field will host Bills-Jets game on Monday night [10:21 PM]
Detroit Free Press reports: 'The NFL said ticket and other game-day information will be announced at a later date.'
The white stuff: Bills-Jets game heading to Detroit [10:20 PM]
Detroit News reports: 'Several cities — Toronto, Pittsburgh and Washington among them — were reported as candidates to host the game, but there were issues with all scenarios. Toronto posed a potential passport issue, Washington's FedExField has turf concerns, and Pittsburgh's Heinz Field is resodding its surface after three high-school games and a college game over the next two days.'
Bills' home game against Jets relocated to Detroit [10:17 PM]
AP reports: 'This marks the second time the Bills will play at Ford Field this season following a 17-14 win over the Lions on Oct. 5. It also is the second time in four years the facility has hosted a neutral site game.'
Jets-Bills Capsule [10:16 PM]
AP reports: 'Bills have not scored TD in more than seven quarters, since opening drive in 17-13 loss to Kansas City on Nov. 9.'
Jets-Bills to play Monday in Detroit [10:13 PM]
The Sports Network reports: '"Everybody would love to see a Bills game go forward, but, I think even more, everybody wants to make sure public safety comes first," he said.'
Bills and Jets will play Monday in Detroit [10:12 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'When the Bills get another home game is in doubt. The Week 13 game (Nov. 30) against the Cleveland Browns is no sure thing until state and local assessments are made by relief crews.'
Week 12 Preview: Jets at Bills [10:12 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The Bills can lean on RBs Fred Jackson and Anthony Dixon and big-play threat Bryce Brown to keep Orton from facing the wrath of the Jets' pressure defense.'
Bills-Jets relocated to Detroit, Monday night [10:10 PM]
WGR-AM reports: 'The NFL announced Thursday night that the Bills and Jets will square off Monday night at Ford Field in Detroit at 7 pm. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, the Bills will try to fly to Detroit on Friday to attempt to practice there if all goes well.'
NFL Statement re New York Jets-Buffalo Bills Game [10:09 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'We greatly appreciate the hospitality of the Detroit Lions in hosting the Bills and this game, which will be televised by CBS in the New York and Buffalo area markets. While Ford Field could have hosted the game on Sunday, in order to give the Bills as much practice time as possible under the circumstances, the decision to play on Monday night was made. The Lions’ practice facility will be available to the Bills on Friday and moving the game to Monday night will enable the Bills to practice on Friday and Saturday and have their walk-through on Sunday. The Bills have been unable to practice this week in Buffalo.'
Bills juggling options; awaiting word from NFL on Jets game [10:08 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '“We played a Thursday night game,” Brandon said. “We had very little time in the building on Friday. The players were off on Saturday and Sunday and had a light work day on Monday. Tuesday was their normal off day and then not being able to practice on Wednesday or Thursday there certainly is a disadvantage.'
Bills-Jets game to be played Monday night in Detroit [10:08 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'With a persistent lake effect snow band dumping more and more snow on Buffalo’s Southtowns including the town of Orchard Park where the Bills play their home games, the NFL has decided that Sunday’s game between the Bills and Jets will not take place at Ralph Wilson Stadium this weekend. NFL Senior Vice President of Communications Greg Aiello issued a series of tweets confirming the decision on Twitter Thursday afternoon.'
Bills claim TE MarQuies Gray [10:07 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Gray was released by the Browns prior to the start of the 2014 regular season and joined the Minnesota Vikings. Gray, 26, played in eight games this season for the Vikings. He is a native of Indianapolis, IN.'
Bills-Jets game moving to Detroit or Washington, likely to be played Monday [5:23 PM]
Buffalo News reports: 'A league source said the game that had been scheduled at the Orchard Park stadium will be moved to either Detroit or Washington and probably be played on Monday night.'
NFL: Bills-Jets game won't be played in Buffalo [5:22 PM]
Rochester D&C reports: '"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."'
NFL: Bills-Jets to be moved [5:21 PM]
The Sports Xchange reports: '"The Jets-Bills game will not be played in Buffalo. We are in process of rescheduling and relocating game as part of Week 12," NFL spokesperson Michael Signora said Thursday.'
Jets-Bills game will not be played in Buffalo [5:20 PM]
The Sports Network reports: '"We have been in contact with the public authorities and we realize the importance of all available public safety resources being available for the community at this difficult time. We are also in discussions with the team and the Red Cross on ways the NFL can support the community through this weather disaster."'
NFL decides Bills-Jets won’t be played at the Ralph [5:19 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'NFL Senior Vice President of Communications Greg Aiello issued a series of tweets confirming the decision on Twitter Thursday afternoon.'
NFL to relocate Bills home game against Jets [5:18 PM]
AP reports: 'The only questions remaining are where the game will be played, and on what day.'
Bills-Jets game expected to move [2:24 PM]
ESPN reports: 'Possible locations, according to sources, include Detroit, Pittsburgh and Washington. The Lions and Redskins are on the road this weekend; the Steelers have a bye. Coaches for the teams are preparing with the belief the game will be moved to Monday evening in one of those three cities.'
Cuomo calls plan to hold Bills game ‘impractical’ [11:29 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I’m sorry Buffalo Bills, we have a major emergency in this community,” he said on Wednesday. “That’s more important than a football game.”'
Cuomo: 'Impractical' for Bills to play Jets Sunday [11:28 AM]
AP reports: 'Cuomo spoke after spending the past day touring communities south of Buffalo, including the Bills home in Orchard Park. The storm has dumped more than 5 feet of snow since Monday night, with another 1 to 2 feet projected to fall by Friday.'
NY Gov.: 'Impractical' to play in Buffalo Sunday [11:28 AM]
The Sports Xchange reports: 'The NFL has a Friday deadline for determining when to play the game. The league said it is monitoring the situation but Cuomo asked residents to resist the urge to leave their homes and abide by a driving ban that will not likely be lifted until Friday at the earliest.'
Jets Game Preview [11:27 AM]
Bills Daily reports: 'Jets 16, Bills 13.'
As challenges mount, Marrone keeps things in perspective [1:59 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I was right outside Mercy Hospital,” Marrone said. “It was tough. You see people trying to get to the hospital. You see emergency employees, nurses and doctors trying to get to the hospital. I can’t say enough about the people of Buffalo. It’s a really unbelievable experience. People were helping each other. People were helping get people to the hospital. People from the hospital were going out. The people were trying to plow snow from the streets.'
Marrone’s outdated approach undermines Bills’ potential [1:58 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '“I encourage Coach to be aggressive and just believe in the defense,” Williams said. “I tell myself this and I joke about it, but sometimes I really mean it. I feel like if we can’t make a fourth-and-1, we shouldn’t be able to win that game. Fourth-and-1 is literally just taking one step.”'
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