Tensions were high while watching the Buffalo-Cincinnati game on Sunday night, and the end results of the game probably carried over into the rest of your evening and your week. 

We’re disappointed, to say the least. We really felt like this year was “our year,” and I know we say that every year, but this time – it felt real! 

I know it sucks, but think about this: we watched this team bridge a nationwide connection. I mean, how many other teams can say that?

Our Buffalo Bills and our community came together in a way that was unprecedented. We saw their hearts, their souls, and their truest selves in a season that was emotionally and physically challenging – in more ways than one. 

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for the last 4 months, and it’s time for the ride to stop. Maybe next year will be our year, with a fanbase that continues to grow across the country. 

There was an uncomfortable atmosphere in Highmark Stadium when the Bengals jumped us 14-0 at the beginning of the game, but in downtown Buffalo, it quickly turned aggressive. 

Chippewa Street has always been one of the best places to watch the Bills play this season, but it became a bit of a scary scene at Rec Room on Sunday. 

At some point towards the end of the third quarter, a fight broke out near the end of the bar on the side closest to the stage. As a witness, I can say it looked like at least 10 people were involved, and more people jumped in. 

The first fight happened so fast, and it quickly escalated as one person tossed another into a table, breaking it entirely. The Rec Room staff had to carry the table out of the seating area and put it out of the way. 

It looked like the group that was involved in the fight were warned, initially. But a fight broke out again just a few minutes later, with punches being thrown and hair getting pulled, which resulted in the security staff having to step in to break it up. 

Those people who were fighting ended up being escorted out, and by the time the game was over, there were about 30 people outside with police officers surrounding the building. 

It was a pretty big fight, so props to the security staff and the police officers stepping in to make sure everyone was safe and ok. 

It wasn’t an easy game to watch, that’s for sure...but there are ways to cope with it. 

The Bills Mafia Babes took the initiative to donate $21 in Jordan Poyer’s honor (as it might have been his last game with Buffalo). They are giving to the Jordan Poyer Foundation, which spreads awareness for people struggling with substance abuse. Poyer started the foundation after he shared his own personal story of overcoming alcoholism. 

There are some other ways to cope with the loss, though, and you can read more about that here

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