Damar Hamlin, safety for the Buffalo Bills, attended the team’s playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals at the Highmark Stadium on Sunday. The 24-year-old collapsed on the field the last time the two teams met. He suffered a cardiac arrest. However, three weeks after the incident, Hamlin, who is recovering, came to the Highmark Stadium for the rematch.
The Buffalo Bills and quarterback Josh Allen struggled against the Bengals in the first quarter. They were 0-14 down midway through the second.
“Is damar Hamlin bad luck?” a Twitter user said.
“I’m so sick of all the Damar Hamlin stuff. Move on!” another one tweeted.
The first quarter between the Bengals and Bills ended at 14-0, with a sack by Vonn Bell. The story of the game might be shifting from the Bengals’ offense to the Bengal’s defense.
The Bills recorded their 1st touchdown of the game on the opening play of the second quarter as Allen found Diggs for a massive gain. At the halftime, the score was 17-7.
The game features two of the NFL’s outstanding young quarterbacks, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow. Burrow is looking to reach his second-consecutive AFC title game and help get Cincinnati back to the Super Bowl. The Bills are aiming to reach championship weekend for the second time in three seasons.
The winner of this game will meet the Kansas City Chiefs at the AFC Championship game, but the location of that game will be decided by the results of this head-to-head. If the Bengals win, that game will be held at Arrowhead Stadium. However, if Bill pulls off the game, the conference title game will be played on a neutral field at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The Cincinnati Bengals have gained some goodwill after a surprise run to the Super Bowl last year, but the Bills are under real pressure to make progress after last year’s divisional-round exit.