A very long, rather arduous week for the Buffalo Bills and the Western New York region comes to an end tonight. Displaced by a mid-November blizzard that dumped nearly six feet of snow in areas south of Buffalo last week, the team is playing a home game against the New York Jets this evening in the comfy confines of Ford Field in Detroit.
What a weird week. Things won't feel entirely normal this evening, watching a home game played in Detroit, but this game will start the return to normal in Western New York, as team president Russ Brandon told reporters earlier Monday that Ralph Wilson Stadium is on track to host next weekend's game against Cleveland.
But first, the Jets - the team that the Bills pasted in New Jersey just four weeks ago, 43-23, in easily the most entertaining win of the Bills' 5-5 start. Since then, the Jets have righted the ship a bit with Michael Vick at quarterback and having upset the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend. Unless Vick and the Jets commit another six turnovers, as they did in Week 8, we should expect tougher sledding this evening - but it's a must-win for the Bills, who are still thinking about the postseason at .500.
We're talking about the first half of this pivotal and unorthodox game right here. Enjoy yourselves, and go Bills!