New York Jets

Jets-Bills Game Shifted to Detroit on Monday Night

The New York Jets upcoming game against the Buffalo Bills has been rescheduled and moved due to a massive snow storm that hit western New York. The Jets were originally scheduled to play the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY on Sunday, November 23. However, a blizzard that left the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium unplayable, as well as ongoing concerns about more extreme weather conditions on the way led the NFL to cancel Sunday’s matchup. “Due to public safety concerns in light of the ongoing weather emergency in western New York, Sunday's Jets-Bills game has been rescheduled to Monday night at 7 p.m. ET and relocated to Ford Field in Detroit,” said the NFL in statement released earlier this week. “We greatly appreciate the hospitality of the Detroit Lions in hosting the Bills and this game, which will be televised by CBS in the New York and Buffalo area markets. While Ford Field could have hosted the game on Sunday, in order to give the Bills as much practice time as possible under the circumstances, the decision to play on Monday night was made.” The schedule change will provide football fans with the unexpected option of two games to watch on Monday, since the New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Ravens are also playing that night. Secure your New York Jets season ticket rights and Jets parking pass today with a discount Jets PSL!

Since the game was originally supposed to be a road game for the Jets, the switch to a neutral venue could be seen as an unexpected advantage for the visiting team. However, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan didn’t necessarily see it that way. “I think it’s a big challenge for both organizations to get things rescheduled and get it out,” said Ryan in a press conference. “But we’re ready to roll.” One advantage that the delay may have given the Jets was an extra day for the team’s injured players to recover. As noted by Ryan, “Everybody was full-go today and everybody is probable for the game.” Although the Jets are entering Monday’s matchup with only a 2-8 record, the team will have the advantage of being well rested after taking a bye week in Week 11. The Jets may also be able to build on the momentum of their 20-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10. On the other hand, although the Bills have a respectable 5-5 record, they are coming off two consecutive losses to the Chiefs and the Dolphins. After Monday’s AFC East division rival showdown, the Jets will play their next game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on December 1. Make sure you always have a seat at MetLife Stadium with a quality New York Jets PSL from PSL Source!