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The storm on the streets of Buffalo has been a constant talking point over the last few days with many fans wondering what it could mean for the Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets game on Sunday.

Over the last two days the Bills themselves have been posting pictures from inside and outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium showing how the adverse weather conditions have affected the stadium.

With the pictures showing the depth of the snow against the goal posts, no visible pitch and even in some areas, seats buried a white blanket.

There have been many questions about the game on Sunday since everyone knows how much the NFL hates to re-schedule games.

Theories varied from the game moving cities to it moving days or just not taking place until a later date.

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However it has now been confirmed that the game will take place in week 12 but will be moved to Ford Field in Detroit and will become a Monday night game.

Set to take place at the home of the Detroit Lions, it will mean the stadium will now host two NFL games in the space of four days.

"We greatly appreciate the hospitality of the Detroit Lions in hosting the Bills and this game." - NFL spokesman on the current circumstances

The game could have been hosted on Sunday as planned but due to the weather conditions, the Bills have been unable to train all week so will now have more time to prepare for their divisional matchup.

"The Lions' practice facility will be available to the Bills on Friday and moving the game to Monday night will enable the Bills to practice on Friday and Saturday"

A change of state

The game moving from New York to Michigan will clear the teams of the extreme weather conditions and ensure there will still be a game.

Ford Field's unusual inhabitants the Detroit Lions are fortunately on the road this weekend as they travel to the Bills divisional rivals, the New England Patriots.

The clash of the #1 team in the AFC and the #2 in the NFC has now saved the Bills and the Jets.

There is currently no word on how the fans who have bought game tickets will be dealt with but it is likely they will receive refunds.

So the 5-5 Bills and the 2-8 Jets will get to go one-on-one in week 12 and by week 13 could hopefully give us a clue to Buffalo's play-off hopes.

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