If you were holding out any hope that the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets game might still kick off as scheduled this Sunday in Orchard Park, this tweet from ESPN's Adam Schefter probably did that hope in.
Forget about Sun in Buffalo. Bills "will be hard pressed to get stadium ready for the next home game (Sun. Nov. 30 vs Browns)", per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 20, 2014
Indeed, multiple reports broke Thursday afternoon that the NFL is ramping up work looking into alternate venues for the Bills-Jets game. Schefter and Adam Caplan out of ESPN say it's down to Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News says that Washington is merely an outside possibility, with Detroit and Pittsburgh the top candidates. Jason La Canfora of CBS reports that MetLife Stadium is also in consideration, if you were searching for a reason to be pissed off today.
The NFL has officially announced a move will happen.
"Due to public safety concerns in light of the ongoing weather emergency in Western New York, Sunday's Jets-Bills game will not be played in Buffalo," NFL spokesperson Michael Signora said in a statement. "We are in the process of rescheduling and relocating the game as part of Week 12. We will provide additional information as soon as possible."