On Saturday afternoon, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the postponement of Sunday’s wild-card playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills until Monday due to a severe snowstorm affecting the Buffalo area.
The official social media account of the Buffalo Bills shared a video on X showcasing the intense snowfall at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night, providing a remarkable glimpse of the challenging weather conditions.
With blizzard conditions anticipated throughout Sunday, attending the game would have posed significant challenges for fans in terms of safety and navigation. Consequently, the decision was made to reschedule the game for Monday at 4:30 p.m. ET, with CBS continuing to broadcast the matchup as originally planned.
Having concluded the regular season with a five-game winning streak, the Buffalo Bills strategically positioned themselves to host their opening postseason game against the lowest qualifying team by conference record. The No. 2 Bills are set to face the No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers, and a successful outcome would secure another playoff game hosted by Buffalo next weekend.
However, the game is expected to be far from routine, as weather forecasters predict both snow and wind during the evening leading up to the game and throughout the matchup.