Steelers, Bengals fans face off in AFC playoffs

Fans watch the AFC Playoff game between the Steelers and the Bengals.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – AFC North rivals, the Bengals and the Steelers, battled it out on Saturday night, and fans from both sides gathered to watch.

It was a split crowd at the VFW Post 93 in Youngstown, which is primarily known as a Bengals bar. Even though they were rooting for different teams, every fan was hoping for a win.

“Expecting it to be a good game. We were down at the last one, it didn’t turn out too good. This is going to be different,” said Bob Dutton, a lifelong Bengals fan.

“The outcome of the game? I think it’s going to be the Steelers,” said Linda Aaron.

At Buffalo Wild Wings in Boardman, everyone seemed to be cheering for Pittsburgh.

The wait time for a table was about 30 minutes because the restaurant was at maximum capacity. Nadia, a hostess, says the wait list started around 6:15.

“Tickets left and right for drinks,” said Kamey, a Buffalo Wild Wings bartender. “When the game is just starting, it is crazy.”

Employees say playoff games bring the wildest atmospheres.

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