- Snow has taken over the Bills-Colts game in Buffalo, making for a surreal, wintry scene.
- The Bills had put out a call for volunteer shovelers earlier in the weekend, but the ongoing snow has proved their efforts fruitless.
- A “Snow Bowl” game so dramatic hasn’t been seen since 2013.
Snow has taken over Buffalo, New York, making Sunday’s game between the Bills and Colts a cold, wet, and low scoring affair.
After the Northeast was covered in snow on Saturday, the Bills were doing what they could to take preemptive measures to ensure the game could go on as scheduled, putting out a call asking for fans to shovel the field, offering $US11 an hour plus a ticket to the game for anyone who put in four hours.
— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) December 9, 2017
But when Sunday came around, the snow still had not let up, and now the Bills and Colts are playing in a “Snow Bowl” game the likes of which the NFL hasn’t seen since the Eagles and Lions met on a snowy Sunday in 2013.
Visibility for fans in the stadium is not great.
The scoreboard at far end is no longer visible. Worst I’ve seen it here that I can recall. pic.twitter.com/KlKRrXK0DG
— Sal Maiorana (@salmaiorana) December 10, 2017
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) December 10, 2017
The Colts, playing in all white uniforms, were well-camouflaged for the game.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 10, 2017
And playing successful football has been nearly impossible so far.
— Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton) December 10, 2017
Of course, Twitter users were quick to have fun with the situation.
colts-bills is LIT pic.twitter.com/VRNtNVXYqx
— nick (@nick_pants) December 10, 2017
With just 30 seconds left in the first half, the Bills scored the first points of the game, with Nathan Peterman connecting with wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the end zone.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 10, 2017
In the first half, the teams combined for just four completions. While the Bills 7-0 lead is not that significant, with the conditions as bad as they are, it could prove decisive.
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