Bills Browns moved: Tracking the Bills’ journey from Buffalo to Detroit

Update, 6:19 pm EST: The Buffalo Bills have formally landed in Detroit. The first leg of their journey nightmare now concluded, the Bills will kick off their Week 11 matchup with the Cleveland Browns at 1:00 pm EST tomorrow from Ford Field.

Update, 3:59 pm EST: Multiple retailers are reporting that the Bills at the moment are boarding their flight to Detroit, and are scheduled to arrive in Michigan later this afternoon. It was a full-day effort for the staff to obtain this in any other case easy feat, as chronicled beneath. We’ll have yet another replace as soon as the staff lands safely.

Update, 3:16 pm EST: The Buffalo Bills are formally headed to the airport for his or her flight to Detroit, per Kevin Hayes of Spectrum News.

Update, 1:55 pm EST: ESPN’s Adam Schefter experiences that each one Buffalo Bills gamers have made it to the staff’s coaching amenities at One Bills Drive, and are nonetheless on schedule to make their flight to Detroit slightly later this afternoon.

Update, 11:43 am EST: Andy Young of Spectrum News experiences that the Bills are receiving assist from Orchard Park Police and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office in getting to the airport in time for his or her flight to Detroit.

Update, 11:19 am EST: Buffalo Bills COO Ron Raccuia is amongst members of the group driving round the Orchard Park space this morning, selecting up Bills gamers and ferrying them to the airport for his or her flight to Detroit, per Tim Graham of The Athletic.

That flight, in accordance to Abby Fridmann of WIVB-TV in Buffalo, is scheduled for 3:30 pm EST.

Update, 9:43 am EST: The Buffalo Airport introduced that runways have been cleared and re-opened. That simply leaves the hurdle of really getting the staff to the airport for his or her flight.

Original story: The Buffalo Bills have trudged their manner by huge snow piles to escape to Detroit for a professional soccer recreation earlier than, they usually’ll try to achieve this once more right this moment (Saturday) upfront of tomorrow’s “residence” recreation in opposition to the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field .

It will not be simple. On Friday morning, the Buffalo Airport introduced that runways have been quickly closed due to snowand a journey ban has been issued in the City of Buffaloto add to pre-existing bans in surrounding areas.

Orchard Park, NY was subjected to a New York State document snowfall in a 24-hour interval ranging from Thursday by Friday night, with 66 inches of snow falling in that timeframe.

The Bills have two apparent aims right this moment, each of which might be adventurous to obtain:

  • Make it to the airport
  • Fly to Detroit

As lengthy as the airport is ready to clear off runways in a well timed vogue—and that is nonetheless an enormous “if,” contemplating the snow just isn’t anticipated to cease falling till Sunday—that’s the simpler of the two hurdles. Arriving at the airport could be barely trickier.

Former Bills middle and present radio colour analyst Eric Wood, who was a part of the 2014 Bills staff that had a regular-season recreation in opposition to the New York Jets for this similar purpose, reminded followers on Saturday morning that it was enterprising locals with snowmobiles who helped the staff makes it to the airport for his or her flight to Ford Field.

That confidence that Buffalo will discover a manner to make it out to Detroit is probably not matched by all. Should any additional issues come up, it is attainable that the Bills will face a just-in-the-nick-of-time arrival scenario—or, maybe, the NFL will want to think about modifying the begin time of the recreation.

We’ll maintain this submit up to date all through the day right this moment as the Bills’ journey journey continues.

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