Hours after announcing that this weekend's game between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets would not be played in Orchard Park, the NFL has reportedly decided on a day, time, and venue for the Week 12 contest: clear your schedules for Monday night, November 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Ford Field in Detroit.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated had the story first, and several other news outlets have since reported the same thing, as well. And, in fact, the NFL itself has confirmed the news.
Jets at Bills, 7 pm, Monday Ford Field, Detroit. Bills will be practicing in Det beginning late tomorrow-- if they can get there.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) November 21, 2014
That last from King - that the Bills will be traveling to, and practicing in, Detroit on Friday - will be the top story heading into Friday. Travel bans remain in effect in Orchard Park and many other areas in the Buffalo region. The airport in the city remains open, but getting there could prove to be a chore for the team.
As for how you'll be catching the game: CBS will cover the game as planned, and it will air locally in the Western New York region as it would during a typical home sellout.
More to come tomorrow.