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“You Guys Are Incredible”: Von Miller Reveals Bills Mafia Dug Through 77 Feet of Snow for Team to Reach Detroit

Published 11/24/2022, 2:00 PM EST

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The Lake Effect snowstorm shook Western New York after a downpour of heavy snow in the area. It also affected the city of Buffalo, and the Bills had a big game in Week 11. While the NFL moved the home game to Ford Field, the city was under the snow. But the Bills Mafia gave all their dedication to their team. Von Miller revealed how the fans took them out of the sleet.

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LB Von Miller opened the latest episode of ‘The VonCast’ by thanking the Bills Mafia for their cherishing support in such adverse conditions. The fanbase dug through the 77-inch layer, or over six feet of snow, to make the team reach their game in Detroit, Michigan. The LB praised the efforts made by the community for the franchise.


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Von Miller mentioned, “Lake Erie just dumped on us. Snow after snow after snow for a whole 24 hours. I was kind of skeptical at first. I was kind of thinking, ‘Man, it might not snow like that. It might, they might just do a little something.’ But huge snowflakes, non-stop, 24 hours. Man, it was crazy man. Looking for me, my son was here. I live right next door to coach McDermott. We had plenty of food, but that wasn’t the case for everybody. So I just want to say thank you to Orchard Park. Thank You to Bills Mafia. You guys are incredible.”

Von Miller and the Bills safely made their way to Detroit and pulled a victory over the Browns, 31-23.

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The Bills Mafia’s affection for their franchise is unconditional. They came out in the spine-chilling snowy weather to make sure the team reached their game.

Von Miller almost got a tattoo referencing two iconic QBs


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Von Miller is one of the defensive greats in the game. But he also has his tattoo game running strong. Miller’s body is heavily inked with various tattoos. Among them are a Super Bowl trophy, the Adidas symbol, and some famous football digits. The LB was close to getting some more numbers of two iconic quarterbacks. 


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Von Miller revealed during his podcast that he was on the verge of getting tattoos of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, two of his favorite quarterbacks. He was going to get Manning’s number 18 in Broncos font and Brady’s number 12 tattooed on his ankle. But, in the final moment, he altered his mind, as tattoos would hurt, but he would find another place for them.


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Written by:

Pavitra Shome


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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.
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Deepika Bhaduri