Buffalo Bills fans: the tale of one city.
With Rex and the Buffalo Bills set to face their nemesis Jets on Sunday (hoping to play spoiler I might add), it’s the perfect time to embrace the glorious mess that is Buffalo Bills fans tailgating. Since losing four straight Super Bowls in epically disastrous fashion during the ’90s, the Bills haven’t quite experienced any success at all – thus the need for fervent tailgating in viciously uncomfortable weather.
Let’s begin with their form, which can never be questioned. The inebriated backflip landing over an already broken table stacking a vulnerable friend is Antonio Brown-esque. Enjoy the comparison..
BUFFALO BILLS FANS ARE THE DRUNKEST FANS pic.twitter.com/cpRkV8MR65
— Drunk Rex (@ImDrunkRex) November 9, 2015
And of course Antonio sticking the landing..
Something tells me that Buffalo fans see themselves differently than we see them. They see themselves like this during a typical NFL season..
This is how we see them each week, capitalizing on the creativity sparking combination of alcohol, misery and camera time – starring Pinto Ron and the Ketchup Dance Party Tailgate..
Something tells me Jimmy Fallon will soon capture all this magical Buffalo moments and have those featured Bills fans read back the hilarious tweets to an audience. Sound familiar? Not to Marshawn Lynch it doesn’t..
However, one London employee seems to believe in funny tweets and comically reading them back to the public. His expression tells it all..
All in all, if the Bills (and particularly Rex) lose to the New York Jets this Sunday, it’ll be a crushing end to a frustrating Bills season. You’ll see plenty of Bills fans posting videos like this..
And Todd Bowles’ Jets reacting like..
Speaking of supposedly run-focused teams, can we rewind the season to post-Week 2? After two weeks of football this season, the Philadelphia Eagles – who hours ago pulled the trigger on firing Chip Kelly – ranked 36th in the league in rushing; meaning if the Eagles were one NFL player and not a team, Philly would have ranked 36th in rushing yards. Per CBSSports in September..
The list of people above them includes two Redskins running backs, two Bengals running backs, two Titans running backs, two Packers running backs, four rookie running backs, one LeSean McCoy (replaced by DeMarco Murray), one Joseph Randle (replaced DeMarco Murray) and four quarterbacks.
Here are the 35 people with more rushing yards than Philadelphia:
1. Carlos Hyde, 49ers, 211 yards, 5.4 Yards Per Carry, 2 Rushing Touchdowns
2. DeAngelo Williams, Steelers, 204 yards, 5.0 YPC, 3 TD
3. Matt Forte, Bears, 202 yards, 5.2 YPC, 1 TD
4. Giovani Bernard, Bengals, 186 yards, 6.6 YPC, 0 TD
5. Jamaal Charles, Chiefs, 182 yards, 4.9 YPC, 1 TD
6. Alfred Morris, Redskins, 180 yards, 4.2 YPC, 0 TD
7. Adrian Peterson, 165 yards, 4.2 YPC, 0 TD
8. Matt Jones, Redskins, 151 yards, 6.0 YPC, 2 TD
9. Melvin Gordon, Chargers, 139 yards, 4.6 YPC, 0 TD
10. Doug Martin, Buccaneers, 130 yards, 4.1 YPC, 0 TD
11. LeSean McCoy, Bills, 130 yards, 4.1 YPC, 0 TD
12. T.J. Yeldon, Jaguars, 121 yards, 3.3 YPC, 0 TD
13. Jonathan Stewart, Panthers, 118 yards, 3.4 YPC, 0 TD
14. Joseph Randle, Cowboys, 116 yards, 3.4 YPC, 0 TD
15. Bishop Sankey, Titans, 116, 4.8 YPC, 1 TD
16. Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, 114 yards, 3.5 YPC, 0 TD
17. Tevin Coleman, Falcons, 112 yards, 3.9 YPC, 1 TD
18. Justin Forsett, Ravens, 111 yards, 3.8 YPC, 0 TD
19. Cam Newton, Panthers, 111 yards, 4.6 YPC, 1 TD
20. Chris Johnson, Cardinals, 109 yards, 3.9 YPC, 0 TD
21. Dion Lewis, Patriots, 109 yards, 5.0 YPC, 1 TD
22. Latavius Murray, Raiders, 109 yards, 3.9 YPC, 1 TD
23. Russell Wilson, Seahawks, 109 yards, 6.1 YPC, 0 TD
24. Dexter McCluster, Titans, 106 yards, 8.8 YPC, 0 TD
25. Jeremy Hill, Bengals, 102 yards, 3.5 YPC, 2 TD
26. James Starks, Packers, 97 yards, 4.4 YPC, 0 TD
27. Eddie Lacy, Packers, 94 yards, 4.3 YPC, 1 TD
28. Isaiah Crowell, Browns, 92 yards, 3.4 YPC, 1 TD
29. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers, 92 yards, 5.8 YPC, 0 TD
30. Chris Ivory, Jets, 91 yards, 4.6 YPC, 2 TD
31. Tyrod Taylor, Bills, 84 yards, 6.0 YPC, 1 TD
32. Danny Woodhead, Chargers, 78 yards, 4.1 YPC, 2 TD
33. Mark Ingram, Saints, 77 yards, 3.1 YPC, 1 TD
34. Karlos Williams, Bills, 76 yards, 6.3 YPC, 2 TD
35. Ronnie Hillman, Broncos, 75 yards, 3.5 YPC, 0 TD
36. Eagles, Eagles, 70 yards, 2.1 YPC, 2 TD
Here are the top three headlines to watch out for in Sunday’s AFC East Showdown:
1. Spoiler time: The Jets need to beat Buffalo or have the Steelers lose to Cleveland to make it into the postseason (the last time New York was in the playoffs, they had Rex Ryan as coach)
2. Ryan Fitzpatrick’s first playoff appearance has to come through a trip back to Buffalo: 11 journeyman seasons, godspeed. Only Archie Manning has more starts at quarterback without a playoff appearance.
3. Tyrod Taylor to prove his worth? He needs 147 yards passing to reach the 3,000-yard mark this season. The lowest-paid starting quarterback who isn’t still playing on a rookie deal, per CBSSports, “Taylor has played in 83.8 percent of the Bills’ total offensive snaps, according to Football Outsiders. If Taylor ends the season above 80 percent, he’ll secure an extra $1 million. And that means, barring an early game-ending injury Sunday, Taylor should collect that extra cash.” Pay day?