The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night and are scheduled to face the Buffalo Bills at Orchard Park in New York on Sunday afternoon.
There’s been a lot of talk around the league about why the game isn’t played in a neutral space after Bills safety Dumar Hamlin collapsed in Cincinnati two weeks ago.
The NFL canceled the game later that week, impacting the playoff seeding.
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News Center 7’s Jon Bedell spoke with Bengals fans in Miami Valley on Monday. Too many Stripes fans take a short trip down Interstate 75 to Peycoe Stadium on Southbound, but it doesn’t take place on Sunday.
Cincinnati will face Buffalo in the AFC Division Playoffs in western New York. Some believe the NFL’s possible neutral site AFC championship game comes one round behind in the playoffs.
“Who’s the nation!” Bengals fan Robert Baker yelled as he left Peycoe Stadium on Sunday night.
Many fans went wild after Cincinnati defeated division rival Baltimore for the second week in a row.
“We are the big dogs of the north!” Bengals fan Stephen Mormon said. “They had no business in our stadium. Jungle!”
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Bedell says Bengals fans are excited and excited about the road ahead.
“We’re going to Buffalo!” said Baker. “Then I’m going to Kansas City! And I’m going to Arizona!”
Kettering native Jeff Fischer was at Peycoe Stadium on Sunday night as he has held the Bengals’ season ticket for 49 years.
“It was very exciting,” he told Bedel. “I mean, I’ve never seen a stadium like that.”
Fisher says he hopes the Bengals will host another home game in the next round of the playoffs, but says that’s the way it is. I’m sure you can.
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Bedell reached out to the Cincinnati Area Chamber of Commerce on Monday to ask how much money the Bengals’ home game would bring to the area. I asked if they would just lose cash. They didn’t respond.
Fisher hopes the Bengals will play one more playoff game at Peycoe Stadium this postseason.
“Yes, definitely,” he said. “Because we were talking to our favorite beer vendor and we said, ‘Hey, see you next year.’ Because if the Chiefs lose, they’ll have another home game: “Okay Scotty, see you in two weeks.”
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Bedell reached out to the NFL League’s offices on Monday to ask what he would say to Bengals fans who were upset that this game was not being played on a neutral venue. bottom.
There is only one place to watch the game in Dayton.
Kickoff between the Bengals and Bills is Sunday at 3:00 p.m., and the game will be televised on Channel 7.
>>Photo: Bengals fans gather for a watch party outside Peycole Stadium
We will cover the Bengals and Bills until kickoff.
This includes Orange Zone with John Bedell and Larry Hansgen on Sunday, January 22nd at 11:30am.
News Center 7’s Brandon Lewis will also be live from Orchard Park.