ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — “I’m surprised that my voice is what it is right now,” said Jake Lawley, of Grand Island.
Lawley was one of some 6,700 Buffalo Bills fans giving the team their all during Saturday's playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. Lawley was able to go because his dad is a season ticket holder.
"He gave up his ticket for me, and it means everything and I love you so much.”
For the second time this year, the state approved fans in the stands at 10 percent of the stadium’s capacity. Some questioned whether that size crowd would be able to make a statement. Lawley said crowd noise was no doubt a factor.
“Sometimes, it even made our defense look at each other and wave around, and try to figure out what’s going on because we were so loud trying to effect the offense.”
"Just from being a season ticket holder, I know how loud it gets in there, and just from the missed field goals themselves, it was just electric in there,” said Josh Ungaro, of Grand Island.
“Anytime they wanted a stop. Anytime it looked like the Ravens were getting ready to march into the end zone, players on the sidelines were getting us up. They wanted everyone up and cheering,” said James LaRuez, of Rochester.
“We’re screaming not only to impact the game. But, for everybody in this city,” Lawley added.