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Former NFL linebacker Bart Scott
provided some unique advice to Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen
ahead of Saturday night’s playoff game against the New England
Patriots, which could feature wind-chill temperatures below
zero.

“Take some Viagra before the game,
baby,” Scott said Thursday on ESPN’s Get Up (via TMZ Sports).
“That’ll get that circulation going right.”

The 2006 Pro Bowler, who played
numerous cold-weather games during an 11-year career with the
Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, insisted it was a genuine
statement.

“Viagra was first a heart
medicine, right? So, it builds up circulation, which makes sure it
gets circulation to the feet,” Scott said. “I swear, I’m
not trying to be funny.”

While players and fans must prepare for
downright cold conditions, WGRZ meteorologist Elyse Smith noted
neither the severe winds nor snow should factor into the game:

Elyse Smith @ElyseSmithWX

Here you go, #BillsMafia!

Conditions for this game are not just going to be “chilly.” This is serious cold for Saturday night with temperatures in the single digits & wind chill values at or below zero.

Tip: overprepare for the cold. #StormTeam2 @WGRZ #nywx @ParkersTailgate pic.twitter.com/YuQM6gpnod

That’s good news for the Bills.

When the AFC East rivals faced off at
Buffalo’s Highmark Stadium in Week 13, significant wind gusts
severely limited the team’s typically high-powered offense and allowed
the Pats to score a 14-10 win with quarterback Mac Jones throwing
just three passes.

Cold temperatures can still be an
issue, but they shouldn’t eliminate large portions of the playbook
like wind or snow could.

Allen said Tuesday he’s struggled with
circulation issues in his feet, so keeping them warm will be his
focus throughout the AFC Wild Card Round matchup.

“My toes get really cold and they go
numb a little bit, so keeping those suckers as warm and as dry as
possible as well as the hands, obviously, that’s a big emphasis for
quarterbacks,” he told reporters. “You need your hands to throw
so keeping those extremities as warm as possible.”

It’s unclear whether Allen, or any
other player in Saturday’s game, will take Scott up on his idea to increase blood flow,
though.

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