It’s beginning to look like Christmas, especially in Buffalo.
Many photos are circulating about the crazy snowstorm that is underfoot in New York, which indicates that the NFL made the right call in moving the upcoming matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns to Detroit.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 18, 2022
If the Bills and the Browns were to play under these conditions in Buffalo (some forecasts are calling for six total feet of snow), there would be several Bills offensive players that would not be able to see over the snowdrifts.
Then there’s kicker Tyler Bass, who is 5-foot-10.
Pretty difficult to kick a field goal without being able to see the ball.
The Snow Effect
Jokes aside, this game being moved does provide a few interesting implications.
For one, the Bills will need to travel to Detroit for this game, then will likely go back to Buffalo, turn around, and go back to Detroit for their Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions.
That, or they just make it a long holiday week in Michigan.
When you think about that as just a human traveling aspect, one has to wonder if that will wear on a player mentally and physically.
It’s something to monitor.
We certainly would not be surprised if this game started slowly, given all the nuances of this particular matchup.