The Buffalo Bills have not seen playoff football since the 1999 campaign. It’s been a long time coming for the team’s fan base. And they’re ready to party like its 1999.
Hours before the Bills’ AFC Wildcard Playoff game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, thousands of fans from Western New York could be seen in the parking lot of EverBank Field.
And it really is a sight to behold.
— Andy Young (@AndyYoungTV) January 7, 2018
Bills fans in parking lot three hours before kickoff against Jaguars. Reminder: This is in Jacksonville (Instagram/CeecFree) pic.twitter.com/psVUiYogC5
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 7, 2018
The expectation here is that there will be a ton of Jaguars fans on hand when the game kicks off early afternoon Florida time.
Buffalo actually being in the playoffs is one of the biggest surprises from the 2017 season. It took Andy Dalton’s heroic Week 17 effort in the Cincinnati Bengals’ win over the Baltimore Ravens for this to come to fruition.
Whether the good vibes in Buffalo right now extend past Sunday’s playoff game remains to be seen. But it’s really cool to see long suffering fans of the previously dormant franchise pumped up like this.