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Buffalo Loses Super Bowl Chance to Kansas City

J.M. Lesinski

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The Niagara Street exit on the 190 in Buffalo, New York.Photo by J.M. Lesinski

Unfortunately for Bills fans, the Buffalo Bills will have to wait another year to have a run at the Super Bowl. Following their gut-wrenching 42-36 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday, the Bills arrived back in Buffalo, New York today, to be met at the airport by numerous local fans showing their unwavering support to the hometown heroes.

“It was tough to be in that moment,” Buffalo Bills Quarterback Josh Allen said in a post-game interview with ESPN. “Holding on to that feeling and making sure that we don't feel like this again. And like I said, back-to-back years in the same spot. It's tough to take in, but it's part of the game. It's part of the learning process…We got to use this and figure out how we can be better and how we can accomplish what we want to accomplish.”

Although love for Josh Allen and the Bills has never been stronger, Buffalo in general seems to be grieving the loss in their own way, as roads and commutes seem strangely calmer than usual. Alongside steady snow in the North towns, the infamous “13 seconds” rhetoric describing how the Bills came to lose in the final moments of the game, are all anyone seems to be talking about. For now, Buffalo waits, as do all those curious as to which direction the Super Bowl goes this year.

“We talked about a lot of things,” Buffalo Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott remarked of the game in the same interview. “I'm just gonna leave it at the execution. And that starts with me.”

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I have worked as a professional journalist for over five years now, covering the arts, music, food, politics, and culture up and down both coasts of the United States. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia with minors in Psychology and Creative Writing, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from California State University, Fresno.

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