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Bills fans failed Sunday in attempt to dethrone Arrowhead Stadium as loudest in the world

Buffalo Bills fans arrived at Ralph Wilson Stadium before Sunday’s game.
Buffalo Bills fans arrived at Ralph Wilson Stadium before Sunday’s game. The Associated Press

Close, Buffalo Bills fans, but no cigar.

Well, actually, not so close.

As you likely know, Chiefs fans at Arrowhead stadium set a record for noise level last September against the Patriots, when the house was rocking to the tune of 142.2 decibels. A representative from the Guinness World Records confirmed the record.

Bills fans decided they wanted to take a shot at dethroning Chiefs fans at Sunday’s game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo was taking on the Patriots as well, and fans raised money to have an official from Guinness on hand.

Alas, the Bills were beaten by the Patriots and the record wasn’t threatened.

“The whole thing was to bring joy, excitement, loudness and just noise to this stadium,” Bills fan Brandon Campbell told the Buffalo News. “We brought noise. We got as high as 124.8 decibels, which is pretty loud. But it just wasn’t loud enough.”

The Associated Press said fans started leaving the stadium in the final minute of the third quarter of Sunday’s game.

Campbell tweeted the bad news:

I think this sums up how things went for Bills fans in their pursuit of the record held by Chiefs fans:

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