Fans react to huge Bills win, ‘Hurdle Ave’ shirt commemorates Allen’s memorable play

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It’s a Bills Victory Monday for the first time this season, after the Bills won a major upset against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday in Minneapolis. The final score: 27-6.

But one of the most memorable plays of the day didn’t come with a touchdown, instead it happened near the end of the first quarter, when Josh Allen leaped over linebacker Anthony Barr to clinch a first down. 

“To see this kid come out in his rookie year and he hurdled over a linebacker… amazing.”

And Bills Mafia wasn’t going to let that go without fanfare. 

#AirAllen jumped in popularity on social media:

Even Jim Kelly had praise for the rookie QB:

“I thought it was great, and then I thought, ‘don’t do that again,'” 26 Shirts founder, Del Reid said. 

26 Shirts jumped in on the action overnight, creating their newest t-shirt design: ‘Hurdle Ave.’

“It was funny, during his first touchdown, when he dove for the pylon, I said, ‘we have to do a pose like that’ and then 15 minutes later, he’s hurdling over defenders and I’m like, ‘forget that last idea, we’re going to do this one instead,'” Reid said. 

Eight dollars from every shirt bought on goes to a local family in need. 

“We think it’s going to do well,” Reid said. 

In the first 10 hours online, ‘Hurdle Ave’ was selling faster than most other designs from the company. 

Proceeds from the shirt will go to the family of Jessica O’Connor. Police say a wrong-way driver crashed into O’Connor’s car in October of last year, killing her. O’Connor’s two children, who were in the car, were taken to the hospital. 

“(It’s a) terrible situation,” Reid said. “So we want to do whatever we can to help this family. There are a lot of medical bills associated with the children’s injuries, obviously losing that income affects the family (too). They’re still dealing with it a year later. We just want to do what we can to help. That’s why we exist.”

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