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Doug Marrone gives Bills' game ball to emergency responders

11/25/2014 12:41 EST | Updated 01/25/2015 05:59 EST
There's no doubt it's been a chaotic past seven days for the Buffalo Bills. 

After Wednesday's snowstorm dumped more than two metres of snow on the city, forcing city to come to a halt and the relocation of Bills-Jets game, the Bills still managed to come out with a convincing 38-3 win.

The game took place on neutral, and dry territory, in Detroit on Monday night.

Following the win, Bills coach Doug Marrone acknowledged that his team had many people to thank for making it to the field on Monday. More importantly, the Western New York region wouldn't be able to function if it weren't for the emergency responders that helped save lives and get the city back to normal after the snowstorm.

"Afterwards, I gave the game ball obviously to the emergency response team in Erie County," Marrone told Syracuse.com. "I think that's important. Pretty much too many people to thank for us being able to get it together."

Bills president Russ Brandon said it's important to put the past week in perspective.

"It pales in comparison to what people are dealing with," Brandon said in a report on Syracuse.com. "And that's what our thoughts and concerns are. We're going to get back to Buffalo and help in any way that we can and then prepare the stadium to play on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

"A football game was a minuscule thought process in what was happening in the grand scheme."

A 50/50 draw at the game at Ford Field raised $50,840 for Buffalo disaster relief agencies.

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