Bengals fans wondering why Bills playoff game not at neutral site – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio


DAYTON — With the Cincinnati Bengals beating the Baltimore Ravens Sunday night time, they are going to be on the highway to play the Buffalo Bills Sunday afternoon in Orchard Park, New York.

There is loads of discuss across the league about why the game will not be performed at a neutral site after what occurred with the groups two weeks in the past in Cincinnati following the collapse of Bills security Damar Hamlin.

The NFL canceled the game later that week and it impacted playoff seeding.

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News Center 7′s John Bedell spoke with Bengals fans Monday throughout the Miami Valley. So many Stripes fans make the quick journey down Southbound Interstate 75 to Paycor Stadium however that gained’t be occurring Sunday.

Cincinnati will play Buffalo within the AFC Divisional Playoff in Western New York. Some folks assume the NFL’s potential neutral site AFC Championship game is coming one spherical too late within the playoffs.

“Who Dey Nation!” yelled Robert Baker, Bengals fan, as he was leaving Paycor Stadium Sunday night time.

Many fans have been fired up after Cincinnati beat division rival Baltimore for the second straight week.

“We the big dogs in the north!” stated Steven Mormon, Bengals fan. “They got no business in our stadium. The Jungle!”

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Bedell says Bengals fans are wanting ahead and are fired up for the highway forward.

“We’re going to Buffalo!” stated Baker. “And then, we’re going to Kansas City! And then, we’re going to Arizona!”

Jeff Fisher, from Kettering, was at Paycor Stadium Sunday night time and has been a Bengals season ticket holder for 49 years.

“It was just very electric,” he instructed Bedell. “I mean, I’ve never seen the stadium like that.”

Fisher says he needs the Bengals had one other residence game in subsequent spherical of the playoffs however says it’s what it’s. He is assured the Stripes can get a highway win Sunday.

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Bedell reached out Monday to the Cincinnati-area Chamber of Commerce and requested how a lot cash Bengals residence video games carry into the area. He additionally requested how a lot money they are going to be lacking out with the group on the highway for Sunday’s video games. They did not reply.

Fisher is hoping the Bengals get another playoff game at Paycor Stadium this postseason.

“Yeah, definitely,” he stated. “Because we were talking to our favorite beer vendor and I said, ’Hey, I’ll see you next year.’ He goes, ‘What do you mean? See in two weeks.’ Because technically, if the Bills and the Chiefs lose, we’ll play another home game. I’m like, ‘okay, Scotty, we’ll see you in two weeks.’”

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Bedell reached out to the NFL League workplace on Monday and requested what they might say to Bengals fans who’re upset this game is not being performed at a neutral site. They did not reply.

There is just one place in Dayton to catch the game.

Kickoff between the Bengals and Bills is Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. and the game will probably be televised right here on Channel 7.

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We could have protection of the Bengals and Bills main as much as kickoff.

This consists of the Orange Zone Sunday morning, January 22, at 11:30 a.m. with John Bedell and Larry Hansgen.

News Center 7′s Brandon Lewis may also present stay protection from Orchard Park.

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