1. Bills Mafia continues to show generosity after divisional round game
Bills fans continue to show why they are truly the best fans in the NFL.
A bad snap and added pressure by Tremaine Edmunds and Trent Murphy led to Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson hitting his head on the turf and forcing him to leave the divisional game due to a concussion. As Bills Mafia spent the night celebrating the Bills first trip to the AFC championship game since 1994, they also were compelled to give back. Starting around 11:30 pm Saturday night, donations started flooding into the Louisville chapter of Blessings in a Backpack – a charity close to Jackson's heart since he was in college. Blessings in a Backpack provides meals to children who are on free or reduced meal plans during the week. Due to COVID-19, their efforts have been increased due to kids not being in the classroom throughout the fall. Bills Mafia continues to show their generosity for causes that are important to players on the Bills roster but also their opponents.
As of Sunday night, they received around 10,400 individual donations totaling $265,000. To donate to Blessings in a Backpack - Louisville chapter, click here.
Also, Bills cornerback Josh Norman continues to raise money for local Buffalo businesses. Bills fans can support this cause below.
2. 6,700 fans sounded like 67,000 during Saturday's win
Bills Mafia waited all season to see the Bills play at home, and when they got the green light for the postseason, they certainly brought the energy.
With 6,700 fans being allowed at each Bills playoff game, Bills Mafia came prepared and had a big impact and sounded at times like 67,000 strong during Saturday's game against the Ravens. Their biggest impact came in the second quarter when the Ravens were backed up inside their own ten-yard line. After a holding penalty, Bills fans helped force them back 10 more yards after the Raven's committed two false start penalties in a row. After the game, Josh Allen was interviewed by ESPN's Dianna Russini and he commented on the fan's impact on the game.
"It was unbelievable to have 6,700 people here," Allen said. "To force a few false starts and delay of games, I mean it was just it was unbelievable to hear it. I'm glad that they got to experience this again, kind of like last week but this one was special for them. They know that, and we know that but again we got some more work to do for next week."
Scroll through to see the fans that cheered on the Bills as the team beat the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional playoffs.
3. Cole Beasley: "It feels good to finally get over the hump"
For the first time in his career, Cole Beasley will be playing on Championship Weekend with a shot to help the Bills get back to the Super Bowl. With Dallas, Beasley was a part of three postseason runs but all three ended in the Divisional round. They lost to the Packers in 2014, 2016 and in his last year, 2018, with the Cowboys, they lost to the Rams. Beasley is happy to be on the winning side of the divisional round for once and is excited for another opportunity to play with his teammates this season.
"This is the first time I've made it to this round so I was 0-3 before, so I finally got a win," Beasley stated. "I'm happy to be part of it and have another opportunity to play. … It feels good to finally get over the hump. It's not like we just whooped either, they were tight games and we lost but they came down to the wire. So, I'm glad I was on the good side this time, and I'm just glad to get another chance next week."