“Bills Better Win Now”: NFL World Reacts to Massive Damar Hamlin News Ahead of Buffalo vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Published 01/22/2023, 4:22 PM EST
Jan 8, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; A message in support of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is showed on the message boards before the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The last time the Buffalo Bills took on the Cincinnati Bengals a few weeks ago, Damar Hamlin wound up in the hospital. The stakes are much higher this time already as it is the divisional playoff round. A win here books the berth in the AFC championship game. But those stakes just shot through the roof with massive news around Hamlin again ahead of the rematch of the Week 17 clash.

The NFL world was quick to react to the news as they got ready for the high-octane clash.

The NFL world reacts to massive Damar Hamlin news


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Just ahead of the kickoff of the divisional playoff game between the Bills and the Bengals, massive news about Damar Hamlin emerged. The Bills safety is at the Highmark Stadium to support his team for the first time since his collapse. He arrived for the game along with his family.

The NFL world rejoiced on getting the news. The Bills mafia asked their team to win the playoff game for the young safety.


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Even Bengals fans voiced their happiness to see him back in the stadium. This fan thinks Hamlin’s presence will inspire the Bills in the game.

Another fan is happy that Hamlin is back to support his team.

A fan welcomed the Bills’ safety with a Lion King reference.

Another fan knows that it is a wonderful sight for sports fans.

A Bengals fan loves the sight but for them, it’s their team’s day.

Another fan thinks it will be a crazy game.

This fan has alerted the Bills to win it for Hamlin.


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The Bills would like to win the game as a tribute to their young safety. This is a good source of motivation. But it also serves as an added layer of pressure in an already high-stake environment. But the last few weeks were greater pressure for the Bills.

The anxious few weeks 

The last few weeks were quite anxious for the Bills as an organization. They had one of their young players in a battle for life and death. And it came right in the midst of a Super Bowl run. They used Damar Hamlin as fuel to increase the fire in them as they try to find their way into the Super Bowl.


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The Bills withstood the anxiety around Hamlin and his condition. Now that he is back in the stands at least, the franchise can turn full attention to their goal. Can they overcome the Bengals’ challenge?

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Shivam Pratap Singh

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Shivam Pratap Singh originally hails from Punjab, India. After completing his Master's degree from Jamia Millia Islamia, he joined the world of media with a stint at Opoyi. While he was there, he started to follow the NFL.

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