Did Bills Fans Cause An Earthquake In Western New York?
The Buffalo Bills are headed to the playoffs! As we wait for the game against the Miami Dolphins at Highmark Stadium, Western New York is still buzzing after the Bills beat the New England Patriots 35-23 on Sunday. The crowd was off the charts loud as they watched the opening kick off taken back 96 yards for a touchdown!
This was the first game for the Buffalo Bills since the on field rescue of Damar Hamlin on Monday night. The Buffalo Bills, and the entire NFL, came together to celebrate Damar's recovery during week 18. It was one of, if not the most, emotional weekend's for football fans in Western New York! Fans showed up early and Highmark Stadium was full long before the kickoff!
But when the pregame celebration ended, and the players took the field, things got very exciting. On the very first play of the game, the opening kickoff, Nyheim Hines ran the ball back 96 yards for his first of TWO kickoff returns for a touchdown!
After feeling the building shake, I wondered if the Bills fans had created a tremor in the ground in Orchard Park? It was just a few months ago that fans of LSU football caused a minor quake when they cheered for their Tigers!
The last time LSU football fans registered on the seismograph was in 1988, when the Tigers upset Auburn in a legendary match known as "Earthquake Game.”
But unofficially, it doesn't seem as though it happened in Western New York this weekend. In fact, the only quake in the region happened 9 months ago and was centered around Warsaw, New York. That quake registered a 2.6.