Bills-Jets game will be played in Detroit on Monday
The New York Jets-Buffalo Bills game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, the NFL announced Thursday night.
The game will be televised by CBS in the Buffalo and New York City markets.
NFL vice president of football communications Michael Signora earlier announced that the game wouldn't be played on Sunday in Buffalo. Signora said the decision to not play Sunday in Buffalo was made "due to public safety concerns and the ongoing weather emergency" and that the league was in the process of rescheduling and relocating the game.
Earlier Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Bills coaches were preparing for the game to be held in Detroit, Pittsburgh or Washington, D.C.
FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reported that one of Buffalo's contingency plans was to fly out on Friday to wherever the game wouuld be played. Bills president Russ Brandon said that it "may not be possible" to get the team out of Buffalo for a game elsewhere.
The Buffalo area has received more than six feet of snow this week and the region is expected to receive an additional 20 to 30 inches of snow Thursday, according to CNN.
The Bills said Wednesday that Ralph Wilson Stadium is currently under an estimated 220,000 tons of snow and the organization has offered to pay fans $10 an hour plus game tickets to shovel it. On Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it is "impractical" for the Bills and Jets to play on Sunday due to the snow.
Football now a secondary issue in south part of Buffalo. People concerned about getting food, collapsing roofs, life-threatening issues.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 20, 2014
ESPN's Rich Cimini reports Jets coach Rex Ryan said he has contingency plans in place in the event the game and/or date is changed.
- Molly Geary