CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – So much for ‘Snow Bowl II’ between the Browns and Bills.
With a massive lake effect snowstorm forecast to dump several feet of snow in the Buffalo region, the NFL is moving the game to Ford Field in Detroit a league source told 92.3 The Fan.
Kickoff remains scheduled for 1 p.m. and will remain televised by CBS. All Browns games can be heard on 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX and the University Hospitals Cleveland Browns Radio Network.
The NFL said that information on tickets for the game in Detroit “will be announced shortly.”
The Bills are also scheduled to play the Lions in Detroit to kick off the Thanksgiving tripleheader next week.
Officials spent Thursday afternoon working with Ford Field to staff the game.
The Browns have been preparing this week for two scenarios – playing in a blizzard at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park or a neutral site dome.
This is not the first time the Bills have had a game relocated to Detroit due to a blizzard.
In 2014 Buffalo’s game with the Jets was moved to Ford Field.
New York officials closed the Interstate 90 Thruway Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. to commercial traffic due to heavy and drifting snow expectations.
The Browns beat the Bills 8-0 in blizzard-like conditions during a 2007 game played in Cleveland.