We're closing in on conference championship game weekend in the NFL, and between the four teams remaining, it's looking like at least three former members of the Buffalo Bills organization will be heading to Super Bowl XLVI.
AFC Championship Game: Both the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens have one player on their roster that spent time with the Bills. For Baltimore, it's receiver Lee Evans, who has had a terrible year (while dealing with injuries) after being traded there in August for a fourth-round pick. On New England's side, it's rookie long snapper Danny Aiken, who spent time with Buffalo's coaching staff at the 2011 Senior Bowl, who couldn't win the Bills' long snapping job in training camp, and who immediately latched on with New England upon his release. Barring injury, no matter who wins this game, at least one former Bills player will be in the Super Bowl.
NFC Championship Game: Both the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants have two former Bills. For the 49ers, they're players; safety Donte Whitner was a difference-maker in the team's divisional-round win over New Orleans, while reserve linebacker Blake Costanzo was a core specialist for the Bills from 2007-08. For the Giants, they're coaches; offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride (2002-03) and defensive coordinator Perry Fewell (2006-09) spent time as coordinators with the Bills under Gregg Williams and Dick Jauron, respectively. Barring injury to either 49ers player, at least two former Bills will be heading to Indianapolis out of this contest.