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Bills & Steelers Tweet Pleasantries After Buffalo Gets Pittsburgh into Playoffs

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan hugs Buffalo Bills' Manny Lawson (91) after Lawson intercepted a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 22-17. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 3, 2016

The Pittsburgh Steelers were the Buffalo Bills' biggest fans in Week 17, as the Steelers needed a win and a New York Jets loss to get into the playoffs.

As the Steelers pulled away for a 28-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the Bills did their part to help out by beating the Jets, 22-17. And they knew they had just made the people in the Steel City very happy.

That tweet started an amusing thread that shows just how fun social media can be:

Obviously, the Bills didn't really care if the Steelers got into the playoffs. The only thing Buffalo head coach Rex Ryan cared about was keeping his former team out of the playoffs. Fortunately for him, his players rose to the occasion and made sure they didn't have to watch a division rival celebrate a playoff berth on their home field. The win just happened to benefit another team.

The Steelers' Twitter account wasn't the only one giving the Bills a shoutout. A few Pittsburgh players took to Twitter to celebrate the playoff berth:

Pittsburgh is locked in as the No. 6 seed and will play in next weekend's Wild Card Round.

[Twitter]

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