Cincinnati Bengals

Hundreds of Bengals fans gather for tailgate outside Highmark Stadium

BUFFALO — Hundreds of Bengals fans gathered in the tailgate lots of Highmark Stadium early Sunday morning to show their support for their team.

Some said they got there as early as 7:30 a.m.

Ryan Little of Cincinnati said he got a group of his friends together to travel to Buffalo.

“It’s a great environment here, fans have been friendly,” he said.

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Little said Buffalo Bills fans welcomed his group with open arms.

Jayden Tackett and Devon Young both made the trek from Dayton.

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Tackett said the size of the crowd doesn’t surprise him.

“That’s what we do, we travel as one, Who Dey Nation baby,” he said.

While Young said it’s not like any tailgate he has ever been to.

“It’s crazy, I haven’t been to anything like it. I’ve been to a lot of tailgates,” he said.

The Bengals play the Buffalo Bills this afternoon in the AFC Divisional Playoffs on WHIO-TV starting at 3 p.m.

The winner advances to the AFC Championship Game to play the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday night.