How exactly do you thank someone for helping end the longest postseason drought in North American sports? With chicken wings, of course.
In a show of appreciation for propelling the Bills to their first playoff appearance since 1999, the Bills had Duff's Famous Wings make a special delivery of 1,440 wings, 90 pounds of celery, 30 pounds of carrots, nine gallons of wing sauce and six gallons of blue cheese to Cincinnati Friday afternoon.
The Bengals paid the gift forward by donating the food to The Children's Home Autism High of Cincinnati, a "nonprofit organization and a leading provider of education and mental health treatment for children facing significant social, behavioral and learning challenges."
Bengals safety George Iloka and Cincinnati Director of Player Relations Eric Ball were on hand to serve the Western New York staple.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 5, 2018
Bills fans have also been showing their gratitude to the Bengals through donations to organizations supported by Andy Dalton and Tyler Boyd, the duo that hooked up for the 49-yard game-winning touchdown that eliminated the Ravens last Sunday.
About 14,000 donors have given more than $315,000 to the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation as of Thursday night. More than 2,700 donors have raised nearly $57,000 as of early Friday evening for the Western Pa. Youth Athletic Association, a youth football group Boyd grew up playing in.