CINCINNATI -- Giddy Buffalo Bills fans are making a surge in donations to Andy Dalton's foundation, their way of thanking the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback for making the Bills' long-awaited playoff appearance possible.
Dalton's foundation reported Tuesday it has received more than $100,000 in donations since the Bengals beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-27 on Sunday. Dalton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left to eliminate the Ravens.
The Bills got the final AFC wild-card berth and ended their 17-year postseason drought, the longest among North America's four major professional sports.
Dalton joked that he's "the hottest guy in Buffalo right now," and he posted a video on his Twitter account Tuesday expressing his gratitude.
CBS Sports writes that fantasy football winners expressed their gratitude to Los Angeles Rams quarterback Todd Gurley, the top performer in week 16. Gurley posted 118 yards on the ground and two touchdown receptions. He racked up 158 yards on 10 catches.