Fans use shovels, snow shovels to ensure Buffalo Bills players can get to game amid blizzard

Buffalo Bills fans in New York rallied Saturday to boo the players, amid a dangerous blizzard resulting in the lakein an effort to get them to the airport in time to travel to Detroit for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

The storm, which has been battering the area since Thursday, has dropped more than six feet of snow in some areas. The Bills’ suburb of Orchard Park had reported 77 inches of snow by early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. At least three deaths have been attributed to the storm.

Before his arrival, the NFL announced Thursday that he was moving Sunday’s game — originally scheduled to take place at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park — at Detroit’s Ford Field, “out of an abundance of caution.”

Photos and videos posted on social media showed the “Bills Mafia” — the nickname given to the team’s loyal fans — grabbing their shovels and going to work Saturday.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Beals said Dawson Knox he said in a video he shared on Twitter, which showed him surrounded by his neighbors after they had just finished shoveling the path outside his home.

In a video posted to Instagram, Bills backup quarterback Case Keenum gave a “huge shoutout” to the neighbors who used snow shovels to clear his driveway.

Bills fullback Reggie Gilliam posted a photo of his neighbors digging up his driveway with the caption, “Mafia, you never fail to amaze me!”

Bills tight end Quintin Morris she tweeted, “To whoever cleaned my goat! #BillsMafia something special.”

Neighbors also used their snow plows to help clean up Bills offensive tackle Spencer Brown.

“City of good neighbors,” Brown wrote in a video he posted on Instagram.

Sunday’s game is scheduled to start at 1:00 PM Eastern.

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