Bills make good on promise, send Bengals truckload of wings

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - It's the newfound friendship heard 'round the NFL.

The Buffalo Bills have Bengals fans licking their chops Friday morning as they make good on their promise.

On New Years Eve, Cincinnati capped off 2017 by fulfilling the Bills playoff hopes.

The Bengals beat the Baltimore Ravens, eliminating the Ravens from Super Bowl contention and creating a spot for Buffalo.

The Bills were so grateful to the Bengals for their win, they tweeted:

"Dear Bengals,

Thursday night, the Bills made good on their mouthwatering promise, tweeting that the wings were on their way.

Fun, games, and friendship aside, the Bills bountiful truckload is going to a good cause.

The students at The Children's Home of Cincinnati on Red Bank Rd. lined up with excitement waiting to wrap their lips around a Duff's Famous Wings.

Alyssa Duff, with Duff's Wings, drove seven hours from Upstate New York to deliver the hot wings to the school.

"We had a few white out conditions closer to Buffalo then we were lucky despite the cold it was pretty good," she said.

Munching on the wings wasn't the only treat, the students also got to meet Bengal's Safety George Iloka.

It's not the kind of celebration Bengals players typically see after a loss.

"It's just a real cool that a disappointing situation turned into something big and real good for the community," Iloka said.

The Children's Home of Cincinnati provides behavioral health and education services to children and young adults with autism. The President of the organization, John Banchy, said the kind gesture from the Bills and Bengals is one the students will never forget.

"They are over the moon excited. We want to thank all of the Bengals," he said.

Iloka said he would like to pay a visit again, but under different circumstances next time.

"Next season we're trying to be the one sending out wings to other places cause we're in the playoffs honestly," he said.

Although it would have been a dream come true chowing down on wings while watching the Bengals play in the Superbowl, the students said the wings delivered on Friday was good trade-off.

Bills fans have also been showing their generosity through donations to the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation. That total is now up to more than $325,000 donated by more than 15,000 people.

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