Bills fans lead donations of over $1 million in honor of Josh Allen’s grandmother

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This Thursday night on NBC, the Buffalo Bills will take on the New Orleans Saints in a special Thanksgiving Day edition of Sunday Night Football on NBC and Peacock. The match-up will also be available via live stream on Peacock. See below for additional information on how to watch the game.

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Last year, on Saturday, November 7, 2021, just one day before the Buffalo Bills Week 9 match-up against Seattle, Bills quarterback Josh Allen found out that his grandmother Patricia Allen had passed away unexpectedly. Knowing a game was the next day, Bills head coach Sean McDermott offered to give Allen the opportunity to sit out but Allen insisted on playing and channeled his grief into a stellar performance, throwing for 415 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bills to a 44-34 victory over the Seahawks.

Allen’s compelling performance on the field moved Bills fans to lead a massive fundraising effort to the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital (which Allen has supported for years) in Buffalo in Patricia’s name. Many fans donated in $17 increments, paying homage to the third-year quarterback’s jersey number, and last month, the hospital unveiled the “Patricia Allen Pediatric Recovery Wing” after donations ended up surpassing $1 million.

If you would like to contribute and honor the life of Josh Allen’s grandmother, click here.

How to watch the Buffalo Bills vs New Orleans Saints:

  • Where: Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • When: Thursday, November 25

  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America

  • TV Channel: NBC

  • Stream live: Watch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

RELATED: 2021 NFL schedule – Dates, times, TV channels for every game in all 18 weeks

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