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Ford Field to host Bills-Jets game on Monday night

Thanks to a massive snowstorm, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets are going to play each other at Ford Field on Monday night.

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The Detroit Lions are on the road on Sunday, but there's going to be NFL football at Ford Field in Week 12 after all. That's because Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets has been rescheduled for Monday night at Ford Field, according to Tom Leyden. A massive snowstorm forced the relocation of the game from Buffalo, and the NFL decided to move it to Detroit.

This isn't the first time the Lions have stepped up and hosted a game involving two other teams on short notice. Back in 2010, following the collapse of the Metrodome's roof, the Minnesota Vikings' game against the New York Giants was moved to Ford Field on a Monday night. Tickets for the game were free, and I'd imagine the NFL will have a similar plan in place for the Bills-Jets game.

With so much snow being dumped on Ralph Wilson Stadium and the city of Buffalo, it's not even clear at this point if the Bills will be able to host their Week 13 home game against the Cleveland Browns. With more time to prepare, perhaps the Bills could move that game somewhere closer to Buffalo if it has to be relocated, but I suppose we shouldn't rule out the possibility of there being three NFL games at Ford Field (plus the high school state finals) in the span of a week (Monday's Bills game, the Lions' game on Thanksgiving and Bills-Browns on the following Sunday).

In any case, we do know that the Bills and Jets will meet at Ford Field next Monday. It will be an all-around strange situation for both teams, but at least the Lions and Ford Field have some past experience in dealing with something like this.