"NFL’s Shocking Call: Bills vs. Steelers Game Postponed—Insider Details Here
The NFL postpones the Wild Card game between the Bills and Steelers due to an upcoming snowstorm, a historic move.
The matchup was initially set for Sunday at 1 PM (ET) at Orchard Park.
New York’s Governor, Kathy Hochul, cites safety concerns for the 70,000+ expected spectators in light of the impending snowstorm.
A travel ban starting Saturday night adds to the complications, leading the NFL to agree with the postponement decision.
Despite similar weather conditions, the Chiefs vs. Dolphins game proceeds as scheduled at Arrowhead Stadium.
Steelers were involved in a prior playoff postponement in the 2016 season, winning 18-16 against the Chiefs due to an ice storm.
The Bills vs. Steelers game was rescheduled for Monday, January 15, at 4:30 PM (ET), with Orchard Park remaining the venue.
The rescheduling impacts the Divisional Round as the winning team will have one less day of rest.
If the Bills win, they get the advantage of playing the following week at home. A Steelers win means facing the Ravens
in Baltimore with less rest. Considering the circumstances, the Divisional Round matchup could logically be scheduled for Sunday, January 21.