Bills suspended vs. Steelers, wild card game in the NFL, due to winter storm in the US

The American football game between the Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers in the round of ‘wild card’ of the NFL, which was originally going to be played this Sunday, January 14 at noon, was postponed for Monday afternoon, January 15 due to bad weather weather conditions in the city.

The country is facing a winter storm, so New York State Governor Kathy Hochul informed the decision when she was in contact with Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Both expressed their concern “about the dangerous conditions in Buffalo this weekend,” so after consultation with emergency response teams, Bills officials and the NFL, “the game will be postponed to Monday at 4:30 p.m.,” he wrote on X, formerly Twitter. In central Mexico time it is at 3:30 p.m.

“We think it’s better if they stay home and tune in to TV. It will be safer for all of us. “It will be a difficult game,” the governor noted in a video addressed to the fans of the Steelers.

Why did they suspend the Bills vs. Steelers?

The maximum temperature expected for Sunday in Buffalo (in upstate New York, almost on the Canadian border), is -4 degrees. Likewise, snow and wind gusts of up to 75 kilometers per hour are expected.

In recent days there had been talk about the extreme conditions in which this match was going to be played between Josh Allen’s Bills, second in the American Conference (AFC) after finishing the regular season with 5 wins in a row, and the Steelers, who They were seventh.

Freezing temperatures are also expected this Saturday night in the game between Patrick Mahones’ Kansas City Chiefs, reigning Super Bowl champions and third in the AFC, and the Miami Dolphins, who were sixth in the same conference.

NFL announces game suspension

In a statement published on its social networks, the NFL pointed to public safety “in light of the ongoing climate emergency in Western New York,” which is why Sunday’s Steelers-Bills game is rescheduled.

In addition, they confirmed that it will be televised on the CBS network. “The decision to move the game to Monday was made in consultation with New York Governor Kathy Hochul in the interest of public safety, and with the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers as the region prepares for the storm,” they added.

*With information from EFE.