The Buffalo Bills faced the daunting task of getting out of Orchard Park to board a flight to face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, November 20 in Detroit. The Bills’ Week 11 matchup was originally scheduled to take place at Highmark Stadium, but due to public safety reasons regarding the historic snowthunder storm, the NFL moved the game to Ford Field on Thursday night.
While the Bills were hit with major backlash for not getting out of Buffalo immediately, as the Orchard Park area was hit with nearly 6.5 feet of snow — basically the height of quarterback Josh Allen — the team is doing everything they can to get the players out of their homes and to the airport on Saturday afternoon.
The Athletic’s Tim Graham tweeted, “Bills COO Ron Raccuia, while actually driving to pick up players just now, tells me: “We are doing everything we possibly can to pull this off and get to the airport and get to Detroit this afternoon. Every aspect of the organization is a part of this effort.”
Bills safety Micah Hyde‘s wife Amanda, shared the craziest video of her husband running through their backyard while holding his jacket — not wearing it.
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Amanda posted the video on Instagram and begged, “Somebody come get him.” While Hyde is on IR for the remainder of the season after suffering a neck injury in Week 2, the All-Pro has taken on a new role as a player-coach for the season and has been traveling with the team for each game since he recovered from surgery.
As for Hyde’s teammates, the Bills were only able to practice once this week, as an undisclosed illness taking out several players forced a cancellation on Wednesday, and the snowstorm made it impossible for players to safely get to the facilities on Friday.
Allen’s girlfriend, Brittany Williams, was out in their front helping dig the team’s superstar quarterback out so he can play. She posted a photo of Allen outside with a shovel trying to do his part.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted, “Despite the massive snow fall in Buffalo, the Bills’ team …read more