The Bills have made it to the team facility

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Bills Mafia can exhale.

Via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, all Bills players have made it to the team facility. Next, they’ll go to the airport for a 4:00 p.m. ET flight to Detroit.

A massive snowstorm prompted the league to move the Browns-Bills game from Buffalo to Detroit. The Bills play the Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving.

There was concern, given the magnitude of the snowfall, that some possibly wouldn’t make to the team facility or to the airport. Even though it worked out, it was an upside down week for the Bills, including no practice on Friday because the players and coaches couldn’t get to the indoor practice facility.

52 responses to “The Bills have made it to the team facility

  1. Thank goodness the national nightmare is over! Finally we can all relax!

    It’s a football game, for crying out loud.

  2. In December 2021, the Bills released a study for their new stadium that said “No roof. Outdoor football.” Less than a year later, they’re running away from Buffalo to play a “home game” in Detroit, indoors.

  3. The team plays in Buffalo and is afraid of a snowstorm. Such a soft franchise…no wonder 62 years and counting with no Super Bowls.

  4. It’s Buffalo, and the season will end the same way it has for the last 30 something years – With a loss and a bunch of excuses

  5. Seems like bad weather may impact several cities this week. Down in Arizona, some forecasters have predicted temperatures to fall down to the mid sixties by kickoff Monday night.

  6. The league changed the venue for the Bills/Browns game. Calling people from Buffalo soft is laughable. In warm climates you just have to turn on the sprinkler when the going gets tough.

  7. To their credit, I could totally see Bills fans giving their players an escort to the stadium if they are some how stuck or stranded. I am surprised fans didn’t just stay at the stadium shoveling 24/7 .

    Bills fans > Jets fans > Patriots fans

  8. I pray for all ye making the pilgrimage to Detroitus to battle the barbarous invaders of the Clevelanders clan.

  9. “The team plays in Buffalo and is afraid of a snowstorm.”

    No. The concern is that fans, and even some players, will not be able to get to the stadium and will be risking lives to do so.

  10. It wasn’t the Bills that moved the game, it was the NFL! They did it for public safety and logistic reasons. Anyone bashing the Bills because of snow, has no clue why they are talking about!

  11. “Bills players have made it to the team facility.” NFL’s main concern is no drinking by team there or on the trip

  12. It will be disappointing if Barry Sanders doesn’t show up to cheer the Bills on. Will be even more disappointing if he’s not wearing Bills gear.

  13. Relax. We did the same thing in 2014. Picked them up in snow mobiles and that was when they were average at best.

  14. arealisticpackerfan says:

    November 19, 2022 at 2:35 pm

    In December 2021, the Bills released a study for their new stadium that said “No roof. Outdoor football.” Less than a year later, they’re running away from Buffalo to play a “home game” in Detroit, indoors.
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    Other than trying to be sarcastic I dont see your point. Even if there was a roof on the stadium they still wouldnt be playing the game there, a roof on the stadium changes nothing about the roads, travel etc which is why it was moved.

  15. Anyone who thinks a dome would have fixed this is a dope. 77 inches in the area. People cannot leave their homes. There’s 2 articles on here about the extraordinary measures the team had to take to get to the facility. Just the team. NOBODY CAN GET TO THE STADIUM IT DOESNT MATTER IF IT HAS A ROOF.

  16. “In December 2021, the Bills released a study for their new stadium that said “No roof. Outdoor football.” Less than a year later, they’re running away from Buffalo to play a “home game” in Detroit, indoors.”

    I’m guessing part of study looked into the structural integrity of a dome/roof with excessive amounts of snow on it. Say perhaps 7 feet or so?

  17. The plan on Thursday when the game was relocated was to fly out Saturday afternoon to Detroit and that’s what happened on schedule. What’s the next story? Josh Allen will eat a granola bar before the game despite a supply chain issue that almost made him switch to instant oatmeal.

  18. You know, it’s great getting the comments along the lines of the Bills just setting up to choke in the playoffs again. It’s a lot better than the “Bills will never make the playoffs again” that we got for a couple of decades.

    I’m looking forward to that transitioning to the “1-year dynasty” comments that we see on a few other boards.

  19. ggreen657 says:
    November 19, 2022 at 2:38 pm
    The team plays in Buffalo and is afraid of a snowstorm. Such a soft franchise…no wonder 62 years and counting with no Super Bowls.

    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////You realize the league moved the game right? Buffalo had nothing to do with their decision.

  20. Seriously, why does anyone care and why is this news?

    Lots of people with too much time on their hands. Must be snowed in in B/uffalo.

  21. Everything else this week aside, IF the Bills come out on Sunday and look like World Beaters again (ie resemble the team they were in the first 5-6 weeks) maybe there is something to this no practice on Friday thing…? I remember a couple years ago the Titans came to Buffalo after not being able to practice ALL week due to COVID. Nobody gave them a chance. Their practice was “remote” all week. Guess who won?

  22. ggreen657 says:
    November 19, 2022 at 2:38 pm
    The team plays in Buffalo and is afraid of a snowstorm.

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    No one is afraid of anything. The issue is getting the stadium dug out after the snow stopped and before the game and that was to short a gap. A lot of it has to be done by hand so its not a quick thing. Pushing the game to Tuesday or something like that to buy them the time would have been a worse option.

  23. SenorUgati says:
    November 19, 2022 at 5:08 pm
    Seriously, why does anyone care and why is this news?

    Lots of people with too much time on their hands. Must be snowed in in B/uffalo.
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    Not every day that a NFL stadium is uninhabitable on a game day, the New York Thruway is closed and it’s illegal to drive on the streets.

  24. You can just see this plane taking off with shoulder pads, cleats and jocks hanging out of the cargo door…

  25. touchback6 says:
    November 19, 2022 at 3:03 pm
    My god, the drama. Insufferable. Can you imagine if they won something?
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    Could you imagine if you were truthful about past situations regarding this? There was a 2014 game that was moved from Buffalo to Ford Field because of snow. Also, you had complained that the 2001 Jets/Bills game in December was moved because of snow due to a snowstorm and that favored the Jets. That wasn’t true. The December 30, 2001 Jets/Bills game was played in East Rutherford, NJ, per the original schedule, while the snow was back in Buffalo.

  26. SenorUgati says:
    November 19, 2022 at 5:08 pm
    Seriously, why does anyone care and why is this news?

    Lots of people with too much time on their hands. Must be snowed in in B/uffalo.

    310Rate This
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    This is because of the Buffalo Drama Queens.

    How ironic is it some dork decides to name their fanbase the “mafia”, has them unable to play because of a lot of snow accumulation.

    In 2001, it snowed 56” in 48 hours and it wasn’t an issue. All of a sudden now, entitled Buffalo thinks it’s an issue.

  27. It amazes me at how many people are calling the Bills soft, weak, etc – clearing 50+ inches of snow out of the stadium in itself is a chore. Even if you play without fans, getting the roads and all that ready just for teams to make it to stadium is tough, and to sell that to the public when many people are without power and even stuck inside it just ain’t a good look. A great snow game at One Bills Drive is awesome but this is beyond a “good snow” for a football game

  28. TB6 has some outlandish takes, but everything he has written about this game being moved is spot on. I almost feel like wishing him good luck tomorrow to show sportsmanship. Almost 🙂 Just kidding. I will say “good luck” to generate good karma. At this point, after losing 13 in a row, what do I have to lose (I know 14 in a row).

  29. And some fans still persist w/ the “Bills are soft” narrative. Even though it’s exceedingly clear at this point that it was a league decision – and that it was the CORRECT decision to keep people safe.

    So, so embarrassing. But keep it up.

  30. njeffrey says:
    November 19, 2022 at 3:22 pm
    Do we care about all these hourly Bills travel updates?

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    Apparently you do because you read the thread and commented on it.

  31. touchback6 says:
    November 19, 2022 at 6:01 pm
    SenorUgati says:
    November 19, 2022 at 5:08 pm
    Seriously, why does anyone care and why is this news?

    Lots of people with too much time on their hands. Must be snowed in in B/uffalo.

    310Rate This
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    This is because of the Buffalo Drama Queens.

    How ironic is it some dork decides to name their fanbase the “mafia”, has them unable to play because of a lot of snow accumulation.

    In 2001, it snowed 56” in 48 hours and it wasn’t an issue. All of a sudden now, entitled Buffalo thinks it’s an issue.

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    Its embarrassing to see Pats fans trolling Bill’s articles.

    That fanbase aka the mafia turned out nicely and helped there team, you can’t knock it. You can root against their team, I do too, but how can you hate that?

  32. pphed says:
    November 19, 2022 at 6:13 pm
    njeffrey says:
    November 19, 2022 at 3:22 pm
    Do we care about all these hourly Bills travel updates?

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    Apparently you do because you read the thread and commented on it.

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    I’m pretty engrossed.myself.

  33. touchback6 says:
    November 19, 2022 at 6:01 pm
    SenorUgati says:
    November 19, 2022 at 5:08 pm
    Seriously, why does anyone care and why is this news?

    Lots of people with too much time on their hands. Must be snowed in in B/uffalo.

    310Rate This
    —————————

    This is because of the Buffalo Drama Queens.

    How ironic is it some dork decides to name their fanbase the “mafia”, has them unable to play because of a lot of snow accumulation.

    In 2001, it snowed 56” in 48 hours and it wasn’t an issue. All of a sudden now, entitled Buffalo thinks it’s an issue:

    Of course it wasn’t an issue- the Jets had already played the Bills in Buffalo in October of that year. Buffalo was playing in NJ in the days after the storm.

    You’ve railed about this about 10++ times in several threads now. Before, it was a conspiracy theory. It’s a big storm, and the NFL moved the game. Now move on.

  34. arealisticpackerfan says:
    November 19, 2022 at 2:35 pm
    In December 2021, the Bills released a study for their new stadium that said “No roof. Outdoor football.” Less than a year later, they’re running away from Buffalo to play a “home game” in Detroit, indoors.
    =================================================
    Should we also insist that all baseball teams have roofs because of rain?

    Shutting down stadiums because of large snowstorms isn’t a very common thing, right?

  35. Football says:
    November 19, 2022 at 7:29 pm
    touchback6 says:
    November 19, 2022 at 6:01 pm
    SenorUgati says:
    November 19, 2022 at 5:08 pm
    Seriously, why does anyone care and why is this news?

    Lots of people with too much time on their hands. Must be snowed in in B/uffalo.

    This is because of the Buffalo Drama Queens.
    How ironic is it some dork decides to name their fanbase the “mafia”, has them unable to play because of a lot of snow accumulation.
    In 2001, it snowed 56” in 48 hours and it wasn’t an issue. All of a sudden now, entitled Buffalo thinks it’s an issue.

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    Its embarrassing to see Pats fans trolling Bill’s articles.
    That fanbase aka the mafia turned out nicely and helped there team, you can’t knock it. You can root against their team, I do too, but how can you hate that?

    TB6 couldn’t say something decent about another team or fanbase if his life depended on it. Too bad, TB6 actually has some interesting technical observations from time to time.

  36. My dad use to deliver Schmidt’s Beer from Philadelphia in a 1967 B Model Mack in the snow at night with a heater and defrosters that barley worked with frozen wiper blades !

  37. May be thee first time an NFL game was played in the Lions Stadium and the Lions are guaranteed they cannot lose.

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