As the snow continued to pile up this week, it became clear that the Bills weren’t going to be able to play at home Sunday.
But with this week’s game with the Jets moved to Detroit on Monday night, the next question will be whether Ralph Wilson Stadium will be cleared by next Sunday.
Bills president Russ Brandon said there’s a chance the stadium might not be dug out by the Nov. 30 date with the Browns.
“It’s going to be a full-on effort by our stadium operations crew and everyone involved here at One Bills Drive to get the facility ready for next week,” he said. “There’s an enormous amount of snow to be removed and there’s a lot of work to be done.”
Earlier this week, Bills officials said they could normally remove a foot of snow in three days. With snow creeping up on the goalpost crossbar in one windswept end of the stadium, that creates the possibility for more weather drama next week.
At the very least, the Bills might have to find another place to practice next week, since there’s been nothing normal about their preparations this week. They haven’t worked out as a team since their game against the Dolphins eight days ago.
“That’s something that’s also in play,” Brandon said. “Not only with preparation for this game and playing this game, but obviously what may be in play for next week. That could be a potential to go off site and practice somewhere if our facility is just not operational.”
The first step will be getting themselves out of the snow drifts today, as try to take care of the business at hand.