Pittsburgh Steelers Have Changed Their Traveling Plans For Buffalo

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Bills in Buffalo tomorrow night. The team won’t be arriving in town until tomorrow morning.

Because the Steelers have played on short weeks the last two weeks due to COVID-19 scheduling changes, the team asked for an additional day to prepare at home in Pittsburgh. The NFL granted the request.

“Due to a number of schedule adjustments which resulted in the Steelers playing on a short week two weeks in a row, we requested and were approved by the League Office to travel on game day to Buffalo for our Sunday night game,” Steelers spokesperson Burt Lauten said in a statement, via ESPN. “Our preparations and meetings will be conducted in Pittsburgh Saturday evening, and the team will then fly to Buffalo on Sunday morning and continue day-of-game preparations upon arrival in Buffalo.”

Pittsburgh and Buffalo will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET Sunday night on NBC.

After starting 11-0, the Steelers lost their first game of the season to the Washington Football Team on Monday. Pittsburgh still has the advantage over the 11-1 Kansas City Chiefs for the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

Buffalo, meanwhile, is 9-3 and one game ahead of the Miami Dolphins for first place in the AFC East. The Bills have won five of their last six contests, with the only loss coming on a Hail Mary against the Arizona Cardinals.