One Neutral Site Ruled Out for Hosting AFC Championship Game

David Kaestle
Ford Field is off the board to host a neutral site playoff game.
Ford Field is off the board to host a neutral site playoff game. / Associated Press

After the cancellation of the Buffalo Bills-Cincinnati Bengals Week 17 game, there will potentially be a need for a neutral site game for the AFC Championship.

Though multiple scenarios could play out in Week 18, an AFC Championship Game involving the Bills or Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs would be at a neutral site. While the possibilities are complicated, the end game is the NFL needs to find a suitable neutral site at the very least.

Ford Field in Detroit, which served as that for the Bills earlier this season, is off the table.

The Lions, who won't be hosting a playoff game even if they qualify for the postseason, have decided to use this time to make improvements to the turf at their stadium.

There are certainly other options the NFL will explore, but Ford Field was obviously top of mind since it had already served this purpose just a few weeks ago.

None of this is guaranteed, but when you're involving the Bills, Bengals and Chiefs -- three of the best teams in the AFC -- this has to be a top priority.

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