Gov. Andrew Cuomo: 'Impractical' to play Bills-Jets game on Sunday
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it is "impractical" for the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets to play on Sunday after the Buffalo area received more than six feet of snow this week, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.
The region is expected to receive an additional 20 to 30 inches of snow today, according to CNN, and Cuomo said playing the football game on Sunday is not his top priority.
“If you asked me today, my two cents would be it’s impractical to do the game," Cuomo said.
“We’ll do everything we can to deploy resources to make it possible, but now we’re focused on public safety."
Erie County executive Mark Poloncarz said he would not be able to "commit to having emergency personnel at the game on Sunday," Rodak reports.
It was reported on Wednesday that the game could be rescheduled to a later time on Sunday or even as late as Tuesday. Playing the game at the Jets' stadium is not an option because the Giants are playing there on Sunday night.'
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the NFL will work with the Bills and local authorities to make a decision for Sunday. The league deadline is Friday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that due to the travel ban in the Buffalo area, the Bills will not practice for the second day in a row.
The last time an NFL game was postponed because of snow was in 2010, when the Philadelphia area was hit with a storm that delayed the game until the following Tuesday.
- Paul Palladino