Bengals fans donate to Blake Bortles Foundation

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The Bengals' fans simply got to see the team they most love to hate lose a playoff game.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Beating the Pittsburgh Steelers has paid off for Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles in more ways than one. The Steelers are by far the most hated team in Cincinnati, so after the Jags ended their season on Sunday, local radio host Mo Egger decided that donating money to the BB5 Foundation would be the flawless way to thank Bortles and the Jaguars.

The Foundation, via Twitter, remarked on Tuesday, "Fans are the core of the football experience and it's truly exciting and rewarding when they band together, regardless of the team they cheer for, to make a positive impact in the lives of others".

The donations are already approaching $5,000, according to First Coast News, which reached Bortles for comment.

The Blake Bortles Foundation has taken notice of the Bengals fans contributions.

Bortles threw for 214 yards and had a touchdown in the Jaguars' playoff win over the Steelers. And don't bother comparing this to what the Bills fans did for Andy Dalton's foundation because when it comes to charity, every dollar matters and there is no competition. The Blake Bortles Foundation supports Jacksonville communities in need.

After Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was the beneficiary of a charitable windfall from Buffalo Bills fans, Bengals fans are now paying it forward. The foundation supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as first responders in Jacksonville and Oviedo.

So what will happen if the Jaguars oust the New England Patriots, the NFL's Goliath, in the AFC Championship?

Cincinnati sports radio host Mo Egger spearheaded the campaign, using his show and social media to coax donations from fans.

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