By now, you’ve surely heard the good news: The Buffalo Bills are back in the playoffs after a 17-year absence. But what you might have missed during your own moments of jubilation was how the Bills celebrated in the visitor’s locker room at Hard Rock Stadium, the moment they found out that they had indeed ended the longest playoff drought of any professional team in North America.
Warning: Watching these reactions will give you all the feels.
Video: Entering Bills locker room postgame. pic.twitter.com/aEVmm6Aq3k— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) January 1, 2018
It was obviously a special moment for the whole team, but maybe even a tad bit more for Kyle WIlliams who has spent all 12 seasons of career with the Bills and is the longest-tenured player on the team.
Who better than the big defensive tackle, who scored a pretty cool touchdown in Sunday’s big win in Miami, to break the team down following the good news received.
Looks like there might not have been any champagne around, but I bet the guys didn’t mind at all making do with what they had.
WKBW Buffalo’s Joe Buscaglia caught up with 11-year veteran Richie Incognito, who will also be playing in the playoffs for the first time in his career, after stops with two other teams.
Richie Incognito is going to the playoffs for the first time in his career, too. His reactions to making the playoffs, and of almost getting ejected when not on the field tonight: "Wild allegations coming out of Miami always," while laughing.— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) January 1, 2018
Full interview: pic.twitter.com/ELZmEPwamd
Joe B also spoke with first-years Bills head coach Sean McDermott, one of the architects behind the team ending its 17-year playoff drought, shortly after the locker room pandemonium started to cool down.
As hard as the Bills celebrated in the locker room, best believe fans of the team celebrated just hard, and maybe even more. This was in the Dolphins stadium after Buffalo’s win, watching on TVs in the concourses.
And of course, the partying didn’t just stop there. the Bills and their fans kept going upon the team touching back down in Buffalo.