Bills’ plane has landed in Detroit

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The Bills have made it to Detroit.

Amid a historic snowstorm in Buffalo, Sunday’s Browns-Bills game was moved to Ford Field, home of the Lions. But finding a new venue for the game wasn’t the end of the concerns, as the snow situation in Buffalo is so severe that there were questions about whether the Bills would be able to get out of Buffalo.

Fortunately, every Bills player and coach was able to make it to the airport today, and the team plane was able to depart. According to online flight trackers, the team plane landed minutes ago.

Now the Bills will rest after an exhausting week and kick off their “home” game at Ford Field at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Bills plan to fly home after the game, and then fly back to Detroit on Wednesday for their Thanksgiving game against the Lions.

47 responses to “Bills’ plane has landed in Detroit

  1. Many thanks to the cast of thousands who made this happen – including the great citizens of Buffalo who helped dig and clear and transport these players to the airport.

    This has to be SO disappointing for some of the opposing fans who have been so active on these articles, talking about conspiracies, the idea of a team being “soft” because the league actually cares about safety and keeping people alive, and inexplicably tying this storm to the idea that the Bills will fall short in the playoffs again.

    It’s been an enlightening experience. But, as they say – all’s well that ends well.

  2. Miami fans are furious the Bills weren’t forced to forfeit as winter arrives in Buffalo. Soon they’ll have to come North for a realignment of the East.

  3. So they basically got a bye week and should be rested. Bodies healed. That’s an advantage. They will win regardless of all the moving around.

  4. I don’t have a dog in this fight. But after all of the Bill’s drama and constant reporting on their every move I hope Cleavland wins this one. Let’s go Browns.

  5. I’m amused by the folks complaining that the Bills might somehow have been advantaged by effectively ‘losing a home game’, or that the snow and cold are easily ignorable…

    You DO realize that 77 inches of snow fell in Orchard Park at the stadium, right?

    Yes – that is Josh Allen’s height…

    Now – could the players play in cold? Sure. Snow, yep.
    But moving 6 and a half FEET of snow from the roads, parking lots, stadium, AND the fact that police have been doing stupid OT ALREADY because of the storm… that all makes it logistically difficult to host a game…

    (Heck – some of the driving bans were only lifted today…)

  6. Once the Bills lose tomorrow, don’t forget to tune in to the Grey Cup to see football played in the snow!

  7. longtermbuffalonian says:
    November 19, 2022 at 7:35 pm
    I’m amused by the folks complaining that the Bills might somehow have been advantaged by effectively ‘losing a home game’, or that the snow and cold are easily ignorable…

    You DO realize that 77 inches of snow fell in Orchard Park at the stadium, right?

    Yes – that is Josh Allen’s height…

    Now – could the players play in cold? Sure. Snow, yep.
    But moving 6 and a half FEET of snow from the roads, parking lots, stadium, AND the fact that police have been doing stupid OT ALREADY because of the storm… that all makes it logistically difficult to host a game…

    (Heck – some of the driving bans were only lifted today…)

    —————-

    People who don’t live near the Great Lakes wouldn’t understand how problematic these snowfalls are. I wouldn’t waste my time

  8. patsfan4lifedynasty
    Yeah. Can’t wait to see what they do to the wimpiest, whiniest team in the league when they play them.

  9. Buffalo gonna make Detroit home this week. They will beat Cleveland on Sunday, stay in Detroit then beat the Lions on Thursday. The story after this week will be about the Detroit Bills.

  10. Proud to see the fans help out in getting our Bills on to Detroit – At this point I really don’t care about the outcome because I know we got the BEST fans in the NFL!

  11. Has McDermott used the bathroom recently? We really need to know!

    We’re all on pins and needles with the whole thing.

  12. religionisforidiots says:
    November 19, 2022 at 6:37 pm
    Baltimore would wipe the floor with the Jills.

    ————————–
    They played week 4 and that’s not what happened.

  13. The Dolphins deprived the Bills the necessary fans and misting machines to stay hydrated and healthy in Miami.

    Hoping the Bills deprive the dolphins necessary warming devices on the sidelines.

  14. Some helpful hints for those who think there are too many stories about this – maybe don’t click on the “Bills” section of this site if you’re tired of it all?

  15. billsmafia772 says:
    November 19, 2022 at 8:27
    “Hoping the Bills deprive the dolphins necessary warming devices on the sidelines.”

    In the unlikely event the Dolphins lose at Buffalo in December trust me they will not use weather as an excuse.

  16. @tingelhoff53

    patsfan4lifedynasty is not actually a Pats fan, so don’t direct your anger at the team.

  17. Hopefully the design team for the new stadium is paying close attention. With good arrangement & kevlar hurricane screens they can cut down the snow affects inside by 80%. Rich Stadium is what you don’t do.

  18. Not a fan of the bills, but I hold the bills fans in very high regard. They are very quick to donate to charitable causes regardless of what area or city is in need. Ask Andy Dalton’s childrens hospital charity, any school or community suffering a tragedy regardless of state or location. That is pure care and class.

  19. The real question is, since the Bills knew this was coming why did they wait so long to try and get out of Buffalo? Should have left Friday morning or afternoon before the airport was closed down Friday night!

  20. My dad would deliver beer to Buffalo from Schmidt’s Beer of Philadelphia brewery in a 1967 B Model Mack with frozen wiper blades and a heater that barley worked at night and we did not here from him until a collect call would come in from Buffalo ,makes this all seem pretty silly if you ask me !

  21. And the next headlines will talk about those poor Bills players that had to travel back to Buffalo and back to Detroit again. On a chartered flight, with first class accommodations. Of course, they don’t actually have to leave Detroit at all. They are choosing to.

  22. The Bills franchise is guaranteed to squander Josh Allen’s career for no other reason than they aren’t putting a dome on their new stadium. I’ve watched for 30 years as the Packers have built a ‘pretty passing offense’ team around their HOF QB’s, only for January to roll around, and our competitive advantage becomes absolutely diminished due to the elements, and a 5th-6th seed with a good defense and running game easily dismantles us. Unfortunately, I fear that the Buffalo Bills will be subjected to many playoff disappointments due to the simple fact that their stadium isn’t built around the same strengths their team is built around. Hope I’m proven wrong.

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