Die-hard football fans lined up outside Ford Field in Detroit as early at midnight on Sunday to get what was left of the tickets for Monday night’s matchup between the Bills and Jets.
Tight end Brandon Pettigrew is active for the Detroit Lions after missing one game with a foot injury, while running back Reggie Bush is out for the second game in a row with an ankle injury.
The Lions, tied for first in the NFC North with Green Bay, have given up more than 20 points just three times and never more than 24. Opponents have averaged 15.6.
Lewand would not say whether Ford Field might also be a possible venue if the Bills need an alternate location for their next home game.
The general public will have an opportunity to secure free tickets to Monday’s game via Flash Seats beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
“Long story short, once I got the phone call, I was out of here,” Jones said, recalling the moment of finding out his son was ailing.
The pace of the game could factor heavily into which unit – the New England offense or the Detroit defense – finds success Sunday.
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The Bills initially offered $10 per hour and free tickets to people who would help shovel snow around the stadium for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets (2-8).
Tate did not come right out Thursday and say he should have gotten the ball more, but he would have liked more chances to help.