Dateline’s Keith Morrison voiced the open to the Halloween eve edition of NBC’s Sunday Night Football featuring the Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills.
“Tonight, I’d like to take you to a place called Orchard Park, New York — the suburban home of the world-famous Buffalo Bills,” Morrison began. “It’s quite normal here: Proud Americans, manicured lawns, children playing in the streets …”
Then, in signature Dateline style, the tone of the segment turns darker, focusing on the notorious Bills Mafia, a rowdy segment of Bills fans.
“But on Sundays during the National Football League season, this town becomes the center of mayhem and chaos,” Morrison continued. “To outsiders these traditions seem ludicrous, but you see these folks have experienced trauma after trauma after trauma …” Cut to clips of Bills fans jumping onto plastic tables, pushing and shoving one another, followed by the infamous “wide-right” kick in Super Bowl XXV and fan frustrations in the years that followed.
However, the Bills have been strong the past few years and there’s reason for optimism in Western New York after many years of doom and gloom on the gridiron.
“It’s mischief, mayhem and the Mafia,” Morrison concludes.
The Josh Allen-led Bills would go on to beat the Aaron Rodgers-led Packers on Sunday night 27-17.
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 30, 2022