Heavy snow to hit Buffalo prior to NFL divisional round playoff game


Heavy snow to hit Buffalo prior to NFL divisional round playoff game

The Buffalo Bills overcame both extreme winter weather and the seventh-seeded Pittsburgh Steelers to earn the opportunity to play host to the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes in the AFC divisional round on Sunday.

Mahomes will be experiencing his first true road playoff game in his career after playing his first 15 either at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City or in neutral site locations for the Super Bowl. He and the Bills will also be playing in frigid conditions once again this week.

A lake-effect snow warning is in place in Western New York, which includes Orchard Park where the Bills’ Highmark Stadium is located. That means Buffalo could receive one to three feet of snow while additional storming could run the total to over four feet. This warning is in place until Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, per Accuweather, Buffalo could receive snow fall through Saturday.

That means the game between the Chiefs and Bills, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday, likely won’t be affected by falling snow, but the home team may struggle getting its players and coaches into the team facility for practices and meetings during the week. A week ago, New York governor Kathy Hocul issued a travel ban during the storms a week ago, but there isn’t one in place currently.

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“We’ve got a plan in place to make sure we’re getting the players in at the right time, as well as the staff, and trying to be on top of that from a scheduling standpoint,” McDermott said on Tuesday, per The Associated Press. “So we’ll handle it. Confident in that. And the best thing we can do right now is just have great communication around it for right now.”

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