No truth to reports that the Bills are catching lightning in a bottle. The Buffalo Bills’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs has been delayed by weather. There is lightning in the area, but it’s mother nature and not Josh Allen and Buffalo’s offense. We knew this was a possibility, so hopefully the team has a plan in place.
The delay began at roughly 10 PM, but lightning struck again repeatedly. Then the league announced they would restart at 11:15 PM Eastern. It was a 90-minute delay when all was said and done.
Lightning getting nasty to the south.— Thad Brown (@thadbrown7) October 11, 2021
Told by a stadium employee this storm is getting bigger and heading this way.
Could be a real long delay.#Bills #Chiefs#BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/1s0MX48Ogb
Fans were cleared to the concourses and off the field, but many left the stadium in anticipation of a very late night. As the Bills and Chiefs take the field, the parking lot is emptying.
Teams were held in the locker room along with game officials. According to NBC, the Bills were saying that the locker room was hot so several players were going into the hall to get some air. The visiting locker room was a bit small and cramped. There was some complaining about the ratio of peanut butter to jelly.
Crowd in the tunnel getting bigger.— Thad Brown (@thadbrown7) October 11, 2021
Nothing else to do.#BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/DESIvwnPXM
The Bills are set to get the ball back after the delay to start the second half. That’s a blessing for the Bills, too. It’s not like they are in the middle of a drive or even the middle of the quarter.
Also, this clip from this week is pretty awesome in retrospect
When there’s a lightning delay as your team’s rolling against the defending AFC champs. #Bills #BillsMafia— AJ Feldman (@AJFeldmanTV) October 11, 2021
The #Bills are having their entire roster go through the halftime stretch routine that they usually do during pregame. They do not usually do this at halftime.— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) October 11, 2021