The extreme snow conditions have made it to where Buffalo's Ralph Wilson Stadium cannot be made ready for Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. The Bills haven't even been able to practice this week. To make things worse, the situation in Buffalo could get to where their November 30 home game against Cleveland might have to be moved as well.
Therefore, the game between the 5-5 Bills sand 2-8 Jets has been moved from Sunday afternoon in Buffalo to Monday night at Ford Field in Detroit. The game will air on the Sunday Ticket satellite package and will also be on the CBS stations in Buffalo and New York.
While the 2-8 Jets are close to being eliminated from playoff contention, the 5-5 Bills still have a shot. They are 2.5 games behind Pittsburgh and Kansas City for a wild card spot with six games to go.
For the game itself, the Bills' Kyle Orton is picking up the pace with 244 passing yards per game. Sammy Watkins has 649 receiving yards in his attempt to become the AFC Rookie of the Year. The Bills have yet to truly find their top running back as Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller and Anthony Dixon are all at around 250 to 300 rushing yards each this year.
The Jets are currently trying to see if Michael Vick is the quarterback for the future or if they should look elsewhere in free agency or the draft. Vick has been the full starter for the last three Jets games and has yet to go beyond 200 passing yards in a single game this year. Also, he has been sacked 14 times this year; this is one less than what Geno Smith had during much of the season. Vick also has a 55.9% completion rating versus Smith's 56.2%.
The Bills are still favored to win this week's game in spite of it being located. The Bills are -3 favorites to win in what will be the second time that Ford Field has hosted a neutral site game in the regular season; the last was in 2010 when it hosted the Minnesota Vikings when the Metrodome roof collapsed.