Bengals fans say thanks by donating to Bortles Foundation for beating Steelers

Jan 14 2018 Pittsburgh PA USA Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson celebrates after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional Playoff game 45-42 at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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

As of midday Tuesday, more than 100 fans had donated almost $5,000.

Cincinnati Bengals fans really appreciated the Jacksonville Jaguars taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers, 45-42, in the divisional round of the National Football League playoffs.

Another generous Bengals fan gave $7, writing that it was 'for keeping the Steelers from getting their 7th ring! from a Bengals Fan, Paying Forward!'

This act was not taken to make amends for the on-field shenanigans from the Bengals-Jaguars game earlier this season.

"Fans are at 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", Bortles said in a statement.

If Bengals fans donated this much money for eliminating the team they hate the most, just imagine how many donations the foundation might rack up if Bortles beats a Patriots team that almost everyone in America seems to hate.

According to its website, Bortles' foundation focuses on helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as first responders in Jacksonville and Oviedo, Florida.

Atlanta Falcons fans, your team may have blown a 25 point lead in last year's Super Bowl, but you can all put $25 towards the Blake Bortles Foundation if the Jags knock out New England.

The Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation helps benefit severely ill and physically challenged children.

The Jaguars will face the New England Patriots on Sunday in the AFC championship round, with the victor moving on to the Super Bowl.

So far, Bortles' charity has only received $5,000 in donations.

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