That’s the sound Sunday made.
All of the build up. So much anticipation after an entire regular season with no fans, and only a little more than that at a pair of home playoff games.
Super Bowl LVI favorites, and a fat new contract for quarterback Josh Allen.
An opponent, who when we last saw them, clearly appeared to be heading in the opposite direction of the Buffalo Bills. A new AFC power ascending, and an old guard champion going the other way.
It was all set up for a party at Highmark Stadium, but instead turned into, well, whatever the opposite of a party is supposed to be. I’d say a wake or a funeral, but that would imply that something more serious happened on Sunday than just a Week 1 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Still though, thud.