Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vince Williams is using potential Super Bowl tickets as an incentive for the Buffalo Bills and his younger brother, Bills rookie running back Karlos Williams, to win on Sunday when the New York Jets head to Buffalo.
“I was like, ‘Man, look, we’re trying to go to the Super Bowl, bro,” Vince told the Beaver County Times. I told him I’d get him a ticket. I told him, ‘You could go to the Super Bowl. It’s not like ya’ll are going to be going.””
This will be the 16th straight season that the Bills have failed to make the playoffs and that’s the longest active streak in the NFL. Buffalo may not have a shot at the playoffs, but they are a fighting group lead by head coach Rex Ryan. The last time the Bills and Jets met was in Week 10 and Buffalo won the game 22-17. It was the first “Color Rush” game, and if you are a color-blind fan you might have had a tough time of telling which team was which.
Running back LeSean McCoy, who has been ruled out for Sunday’s game, rushed for 112 yards on 19 carries in the Bills Week 10 victory. McCoy finished the year with 895 yards on 203 carries and 3 touchdowns.
The Steelers and Vince Williams need all the help they can get on Sunday and it starts with win against the Cleveland Browns and includes a Bills victory in order to clinch the last playoff spot in the AFC. With McCoy out, it could be an even tougher task for the Bills. New York is currently a 2.5-point road favorite over Buffalo.