When you haven’t been to the playoffs since the Clinton Administration, you’re going to get excited once you finally return. And, man, did Buffalo Bills fans celebrate when Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals gave them the final push they needed to reach their first playoff game since 1999.
Here’s are a few views from the concourse of Hard Rock Stadium, where the Bills defeated the Dolphins a bit earlier on Sunday to put themselves into position to make the playoffs with a Ravens loss to the Bengals.
See if you can tell when Dalton throws the touchdown pass:
— Patrick Atwell (@patatwell) January 1, 2018
Back in Buffalo, the celebrations were just as joyous …
— Salvatore Mordino (@S44Mordi) January 1, 2018
… while the Champagne was uncorked well before midnight.
Happy Bills made the freaking playoffs for the first time since I was in high school Day!! pic.twitter.com/tL5k8HCZ6W
— Maggie Gray (@MaggieGray) January 1, 2018
— (716) Food and Sport (@716FoodandSport) January 1, 2018
Then there’s this video from McFadden’s in NYC. Manhattan hasn’t seen celebrating like this we won World War II.
Update from McFadden's in NYC pic.twitter.com/2fUxF0J2lA
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) January 1, 2018
Could the Bills playoff run end as quickly as it started with a loss to the Jaguars next Sunday? Sure.
But if you’re a fan of any team except the Ravens, it’s hard to watch these clips and not feel happy for the Bills fan base right now.