NFL cancels “Monday night football” game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals

The NFL has officially canceled the “Monday night football” game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals, which was suspended following the   catastrophic injury to Bills safety Damar Hamlin.

Following a hit in the game’s first quarter, Hamlin collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest on the field…………. after the player was taken from the field by ambulance, the  game  was  suspended.


The  league  last  night  announced  that   the game will not be resumed and outlined options for the upcoming playoffs.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell  in a press release announcing the change. outlined  that  among  the  options  considered is that both teams were already in the playoffs.

It adds  that   resuming the game would affect all 14 playoff teams by delaying their games by a week; and making the decision before week 18 starts  tomorrow is “consistent with  the competitive principles and enables all clubs to know the playoff possibilities prior to playing the final weekend of regular season games.”

The announcement comes following a wave of positive updates on Hamlin’s condition from the UC medical center staff overseeing his care.



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