The Pittsburgh Steelers could not have made the playoffs without help from the Buffalo Bills, who knocked off the New York Jets—the team Pittsburgh was competing with for the last playoff spot.
Teams needing help from teams outside of playoff contention to get into the playoffs is common in the NFL. Pittsburgh got that help, so for at least the next week or so, the Steelers and Bills can be considered “brother” organizations, per the following tweet:
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 4, 2016
So what was the gift to the Bills for their generous contribution?
Boxes of mouthwatering Primanti Brothers sandwiches.
The Pittsburgh-bred sandwich shop really did package and send boxes of its famous staple to the Buffalo front office.
Primanti’s sandwiches are unique in that besides coming with a slab of meat, you also get a serving and french fries and cole slaw in between the buns.
— Big Bob (@FSBigBob) January 4, 2016
— Primanti Bros (@primantibros) January 4, 2016
— Jeff McNeil (@McJeff) January 4, 2016
Nothing like a “Thank You” note with some fries and coleslaw on it. 👍 https://t.co/fi1L3AQKP6
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 4, 2016
— Tony Atkins (@ByTonyAtkins) January 4, 2016