Ryan Fitzpatrick Goes Viral as Bills Welcome Playoff Win

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| LAST UPDATE 01/21/2022

By Alexa Alves
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They don't call him FitzMagic for nothing. Recently, Ryan Fitzpatrick was spotted cheering on his former team at Highmark Stadium. And, well, let's just say: the magic was certainly in the air that night. From the veteran athlete's legendary exchange to the Bills' legendary win, here's what you missed. Keep scrolling.

On January 15, the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots took to Buffalo's home venue for a wild-card match. But before we get into the brutal defeat Kraft and his team were met with, let's talk sidelines. As the Saturday night game kicked off, tensions in the crowd were, no doubt, felt all around. Just ask Ryan Fitzpatrick, otherwise known as the shirtless fan spotted screaming from the nosebleed seats (as captured below). "It just kind of happened," fellow Bills fan Billy Fisher recalled of catching the hilarious exchange live. "It was sort of heat of the moment." Not so sure, "heat" is the right word here, pal.

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Nonetheless, as temperatures outside continued to plunge, the heat in that crowd only continued to rise. "If you look up "Bills Mafia" in the dictionary, there's a picture of Ryan Fitzpatrick shirtless at Saturday's game," one amused user joked. "Find you someone that loves you the way Ryan Fitzpatrick loves Buffalo," wrote another. And, well, fair point. As the game continued to play out, it appears fate was on the Bills' side that day. After closing the night with a 47-17 victory over the Patriots, Buffalo certainly lived up to the hype. Do they know they had a little luck charm in their presence?

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Whatever the case may be, we're sure Fitzpatrick was celebrating big that night. "I've loved a lot of the places I've played - I really have - but nothing compares to the city of Buffalo," the former Bills star recalled in a recent interview with Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take" podcast. Safe to say, you can take Fitz out of Buffalo, but you can't take the Buffalo of Fitz...

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