Bills Mafia says "thanks" to Andy Dalton.
The Buffalo Bills' 17-year post-season draught will finally come to an end on Sunday, when the Bills travel to Jacksonville for a Wildcard matchup against the Jaguars.
Of course, none of this would have been possible without a little help from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who led the Bengals on a game-winning drive against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17, paving the way for Buffalo's return to the playoffs. In the days since the regular season finale, Bills fans have shown Dalton just how appreciative they are.
Rather than celebrating their playoff beth by putting themselves through tables, as is tradition in Buffalo, Bills fans have instead donated to the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation. Dalton recently told "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor that the foundation has received more than $170,000 in donations from 7,000 donors since the Bengals beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-27 on Sunday.
“I think I’m the hottest guy in Buffalo right now,” Dalton told reporters Monday. “According to my Twitter, I think everybody’s loving us right now. Obviously that’s a crazy fan base, and they’re all pretty excited.”
What's more, the majority of the donations were for exactly $17, in reference to the 17 seasons it took for the Bills to return to the playoffs.
The Bills finished the season with a 9-7 record which puts them in the sixth seed in the AFC. They'll take on the Jaguars in Jacksonville this Sunday at 1:05pm ET, airing on CBS.