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Everything you need to know about the Buffalo Bills game moving

Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon just spoke to the media about the Buffalo Bills game this week against the New York Jets. Here is what we know right now.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon just spoke to the media about the Buffalo Bills game this week against the New York Jets. Here is what we know right now:

  • Brandon agrees with New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who says it's impractical to play a game in Western New York at this time. The logistics won't work with so many resources devoted to digging out and public safety.
  • We still don't know the date and time of the game. The NFL hasn't announced it yet and the Bills won't announce it today. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday are possibilities. We'll probably find out later Thursday night.
  • The team is prepared to fly to another site tomorrow, assuming driving ban is lifted and players can leave their snowed-in residences. They would need to practice elsewhere.
  • Even waiting until Tuesday was not an option at Ralph Wilson Stadium with the condition it is in as well as the surrounding community.
  • 85% of the Bills players live in affected areas and they are at a competitive disadvantage by not practicing.
  • Bills don't pick game location but they "have a voice" in the process. They are hoping for Monday night so they don't have a short week for the Browns.
  • Getting the stadium ready for the game against the Cleveland Browns next weekend will require a "full effort" from the stadium operations team. Moving that game is also still a possibility as is practicing at an alternate facility while One Bills Drive is addressed.
  • If you bought a ticket through the Bills, you will get a refund.

More notes from other sources:

  • Reports from other folks have had Detroit as the front-runner for the game's relocation.
  • In the past when games have been relocated, tickets were free. Something to keep in mind.