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‘Shell-Shocked’ Josh Allen and Joe Burrow’s Faces Captured After Witnessing Damar Hamlin’s Collapse Leaves NFL World Terrified

Published 01/03/2023, 7:00 AM EST

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The fans touted the Bills-Bengals matchup as a thrilling game for the AFC’s top seed. But the Week 17 game ended in a no-contest after Damar Hamlin abruptly collapsed on the turf. The incident startled both teams, and the coaches talked so they could postpone the game. The incident also jolted quarterbacks Josh Allen and Joe Burrow, and it lingered in the minds of NFL fans.

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Safety Damar Hamlin unexpectedly fell on the turf after tackling Cincinnati WR Tee Higgins in the Bills-Bengals game. The medical staff hustled to get him to help right away. After attempting CPR, they transferred him to a paramedic’s van and transported him to a medical center. It further resulted in the game being postponed, thanks to the efforts of HC’s Zac Taylor and Sean McDermott.

Josh Allen and Joe Burrow’s faces express it all


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Amidst the chilling situation, the cameras panned toward quarterbacks Josh Allen and Joe Burrow. Both of them look concerned after what transpired with Damar Hamlin in the first quarter.

The NFL fans had emotional responses to Allen and Burrow’s reaction after the unfortunate moment.


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“Praying…”: Patrick Mahomes Shocked, Josh Allen in Tears As ‘Critical’ Damar Hamlin Battles For Life

This user mentioned how the incident shell-shocked Josh Allen and Joe Burrow.

Another user prays for Hamlin’s safety and well-being.

Another user claimed Damar Hamlin’s heart may have stopped after he collapsed.

Moreover, this user pointed out how two pro quarterbacks cast aside their rivalry as they observe a terrible tragedy.

This user said the moment is very scary for words.

Another user said it is s terrible situation for everyone out in the field.

This user said that all the Bills, Bengals, and fans are standing together tonight.

Moreover, this user said their expressions reminds him of the emotions after Dale Earnhardt crashed on the 2001 Daytona 500’s final lap.

While Damar Hamlin is receiving medical attention, the question of how and why he collapsed remains unanswered; until now.

Why did Damar Hamlin collapse during the game?

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The Bills-Bengals game saw Damar Hamlin take a blow to the chest while tackling WR Tee Higgins. The situation raised questions about how and why it took place, and the Bills have delivered some answers.


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The AFC East champions shared an update on Twitter, saying Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest after being hit during Monday night’s game against the Bengals. On the field, they restored his heartbeat. The staff then transferred Hamlin to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for additional testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and classified as critical.


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Football players and fans have joined hands to pray for Hamlin’s recovery. It is one of those situations where all athletes are not divided into teams.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri