NFL Announces Bills-Bengals Will Not Be Played This Week

The Damar Hamlin injury that took place during the first quarter of Monday night’s game has shaken the NFL community, and rightfully so with a seemingly routine tackle nearly instantly ending the life of a 24-year-old promising young player.

After about an hour’s time of Hamlin being tended to by medical staff, him being loaded into an ambulance, and teams agreeing to suspend play and gather their thoughts in the locker rooms, the team and league decided to postpone play for the night with Hamlin’s status up in the air.

The Bills flew back to Buffalo in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, with some players remaining in Cincinnati to tend to and support to Hamlin and his family at the University of Cincinnati medical center.

A little over 12 hours later, the NFL announced that the remainder of the highly anticipated and majorly pivotal game in terms of playoff standings heading into the postseason would not be played for at least this week, a welcomed decision by most in these unprecedented times.