The Buffalo Bills are sending the Cincinnati Bengals 1,440 chicken wings after the latter team recently secured them a place in this year’s National Football League (NFL) playoffs.
The Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday 31-27, securing the Bills their first playoff slot since 1999.
“Our friends at Duff’s are hitting the road to Cincinnati tonight with: 1440 wings, 90 lbs. of celery, 30 lbs. of carrots, 6 gallons of blue cheese, 9 gallons of Duff’s wing sauce and a TON of thank you’s from Buffalo!” the Bills tweeted Wednesday. “#GOBILLS. See you soon, @Bengals!”
Our friends at Duff’s are hitting the road to Cincinnati tonight with:— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) January 5, 2018
90 lbs of celery
30 lbs of carrots
6 gallons of blue cheese
9 gallons of Duff’s wing sauce
And a TON of thank you’s from Buffalo! #GoBills
See you soon, @Bengals! pic.twitter.com/ijYi9m8r1y
Duff’s is a local restaurant chain in Buffalo, New York, and the business plans on preparing the food at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
“We have 1,500 fresh chicken wings in the back of the truck and we’re gonna cook them at the Cincinnati Bengals’ facility, and then we are going to deliver them to the Cincinnati Bengals’ staff, maybe some of the players, and the Boys & Girls Club of Cincinnati as well,” Duff’s delivery driver Paul Zackey told WIVB Wednesday.
The Bengals on Friday told ESPN that they would donate the wings to the Children’s Home Autism High School in Cincinnati.
ESPN on Friday reported that thousands of Bills fans have donated to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s charitable foundation this week in appreciation of his team’s victory last Sunday.
Dalton threw a late 49-yard touchdown to Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd to sink the Ravens, and the quarterback announced late Thursday on Twitter more than $315,000 had been raised.
Bills fans have since also contributed to Boyd’s cause of choice, donating more than $50,000 to the Western Pennsylvania Youth Athletic Association.
The Bills will play the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL’s wild card round of the playoffs this Sunday at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.