Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns moved to Detroit due to snowstorm

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The Buffalo Bills were expected to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Highmark Stadium. However, a historic snowstorm is forecasted to result in close to six feet of snow and the game has been moved from Buffalo to Detroit and will be played at Ford Field.

This is not the first time that the Buffalo Bills have had to move their game due to the weather. In 2014, the Buffalo Bills home game against the New York Jets was also moved due to snow and they would play the game in Detroit.

The Buffalo Bills would go on to win that game 38-3 led by Kyle Orton with 230 passing yards and two touchdowns. One similarity between both of these teams is they both were in the midst of a two-game losing streak. In 2014, that team had lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins while this year the Bills are coming off back-to-back losses to the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.

Buffalo Bills could actually benefit from the change in venue

While the move for the Buffalo Bills creates challenges, this could actually end up benefiting the team during the game. There is no question that the Browns are more built to play in the snow as they have one of the best run games in the league with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

However, the forecasted weather wouldn’t have been optimal for the passing game. The Buffalo Bills have had some questions the past few weeks in this part of their offense with their performance in the second half of games. Now with the game inside of the dome at Ford Field, it gives Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and the rest of the wide receivers a chance to get back on track.

The game is still scheduled to be played at 1 PM on Sunday.