Buffalo Bills fans will never tire of reliving Week 17 of the 2017 season, when the Bills needed to squish the Miami Dolphins and get a miraculous touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to Tyler Boyd as the Cincinnati Bengals rallied past the Baltimore Ravens, clinching Buffalo’s first playoff berth in 17 seasons.
Three people who were particularly on edge that entire day as Buffalo’s faint playoff chances hung in the balance were first-year head coach Sean McDermott, defensive tackle Kyle Williams, and Kim Pegula, co-owner of the Bills with her husband, Terry.
Thanks to a new documentary, ‘Playoff Caliber – End of the Drought,’ fans can relive the events that led up to the unexpected playoff berth, as well as the magic that was the week leading up to the Wild Card game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The half-hour program brings back many memories, some of anxiety and most of extreme jubilation, as McDermott, Williams, Pegula, and the rest of the Bills franchise celebrated the culmination of 17 years of playoff-less frustration by securing the No. 6 seed for the AFC playoffs.
The program also takes a look at Buffalo’s strong and unquestionable presence in Jacksonville during Wild Card weekend, and will assess what the future holds for the Bills franchise, and their loyal fans.
As fans contemplate who the franchise will select in the NFL draft, who the quarterback will be in 2018, and whether Williams has played his last snap in Western New York, take 30 minutes and appreciate the wonder and magic that was the Bills finally snapping the playoff drought. It’s time well-spent.