Buffalo Bills fans have been known to get little too passionate sometimes. But other times, that passion leads to heartwarming good.

The Cincinnati Bengals helped the Bills end their 17-year postseason drought in dramatic fashion Sunday, as their last-minute win over the Baltimore Ravens vaulted Buffalo into a playoff spot.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton played the role of hero by tossing the game-winning touchdown pass, and Bills fans are showing their gratitude in the best way: by donating money to his foundation.

The Bills Mafia didn’t stop there, however. As word of the good deed spread, donations to Dalton’s foundation continued to pour in.

As of Dalton’s last update Monday night, fans had helped raise more than $57,000 for his foundation, which provides “daily support, opportunities, resources and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children” in both Cincinnati and Fort Worth, Texas, where he attended college at TCU.

“We’re appreciative of that,” Dalton told reporters Monday when asked about the donations, via ESPN.com. “Obviously they’re helping out a good cause. It’s been pretty fun to see the reaction we’ve gotten.”

Dalton also revealed that many donations have come in $17 increments — symbolizing the 17 years between Buffalo’s playoff appearances. Bravo, Bills fans.

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