Bills-Browns blizzard game: Buffalo boards flight to Detroit hours after airport reopens

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Due to a snowstorm that dumped up to 77 inches of snow in the Buffalo area, the NFL made a decision earlier this week move the Sunday game of the 11th week between the Bills and Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. While this saved people from having to walk across the snow to Highmark Stadium, the Bills faced a number of obstacles to get to Detroit.

On Friday, Buffalo Niagara International Airport announced that the runways were temporarily closed due to snow. City of Buffalo also announced a travel ban. The airport the runways have since reopened Saturday morning, which prepared the club for the trip to Detroit. All of the Bills players and staff gathered at the team site around noon and NFL media notes that the team boarded their flight and is now on their way to Motor City.

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However, this did not happen without the help of BillsMafia, since various players noted in social networks that the fans helped to remove them so that they could get to the stadium in time and go with the team to the airport.

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According to National Weather ServiceOn Saturday alone, 13.9 inches of snow fell at Buffalo Airport, a new daily record for that date.

ESPN reports that Sunday’s game in Detroit sold 56,000 tickets in less than 48 hours. Most of those customers were, of course, Bills fans, so Buffalo could still have a slight home field advantage despite being away from Highmark Stadium. In case you’re wondering, the drive from Orchard Park to Ford Field takes approximately four and a half hours and 281.3 miles.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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