Linebacker Vince Williams is the older brother of Bills running back Karlos Williams, who contributed a 2-yard touchdown rush to seal the victory against the New York Jets. The Steelers needed a Jets loss to land the final AFC wild-card spot.
Vince had promised Karlos a Super Bowl ticket for a Bills win, and Vince did his part with a tackle for a loss. Vince said he'll "absolutely" buy his brother a ticket to a playoff game or the Super Bowl, whichever he prefers.
"I'm flying him," Vince said in the locker room. "Hotel fare -- all that."
Williams said during the week he doesn't his brother many extravagant gifts because Karlos, a fifth-round rookie, is the higher draft choice. Vince went in the sixth round of the 2013 draft.
But Vince was willing to make an exception this time.
"I was like, 'Man, look, we're trying to go to the Super Bowl, bro," Vince told the Beaver County Times during the week. "I told him I'd get him a ticket. I told him, 'You could go to the Super Bowl. It's not like ya'll are going to be going."