NFL Will Not Resume The Buffalo Bills/Cincinnati Bengals Game After Damar Hamlin Injury

NFL week 17 is fixed buffalo bill But Cincinnati Bengals The game will not be resumed and has been cancelled.

League commissioner Roger Goodell notified all clubs of his decision today after consulting with the leadership of both teams and the NFL Players Association.

“It’s been a very tough week,” Goodell said. “We continue to focus on recovery.” Asphalt Hamlin And are encouraged by the tremendous outpouring of support and care for Dummer and his family from across the country, along with the improvement in his condition. We also incredibly appreciate the amazing work of the medical personnel and appreciate each and every one of them.

Goodell stated that not playing the game would not affect the playoffs, as no team would qualify or be eliminated from those matchups based on the outcome. He declined to move the schedule a week to include in the game, as it would affect the other 14 playoff teams.

“Making the decision prior to Week 18 is consistent with our competitive principles and enables all clubs to know their playoff prospects prior to playing the final weekend of regular season games,” the NFL statement said.

Due to potential competitive disparities in certain playoff scenarios, the league will consider alternatives.

1 – The AFC Championship Game would be played at a neutral site if the participating teams played an unequal number of games and could have been both the number one seed and hosted the game had all AFC clubs played the full 17-game regular season. Those circumstances include Buffalo or Cincinnati qualifying for the game as a road team and are listed below:

Scenario 1

Buffalo and Kansas City both win or both tie – The Buffalo vs. Kansas City Championship Game will take place at a neutral site.

Scenario 2

Both Buffalo and Kansas City lose and Baltimore win or tie – a Buffalo vs. Kansas City championship game would take place at a neutral site.

Scenario 3

Both Buffalo and Kansas City lose and Cincinnati win – a Buffalo or Cincinnati vs. Kansas City championship game would take place at a neutral site.

2 – If Baltimore beats Cincinnati in Week 18, it will beat Cincinnati, a divisional rival, twice, but will not be able to host a playoff game because of Cincinnati’s higher winning percentage for the 16-game schedule than Baltimore Will happen. -Game Schedule.

If Baltimore beats Cincinnati and if those two clubs are scheduled to play a wild card game against each other, the site for that game will be determined by a coin toss. If Cincinnati wins the Week 18 game or if Baltimore and Cincinnati are not scheduled to play each other in the Wild Card Round, the game sites will be determined by regular scheduling procedures.

Goodell said, “As we consider the football schedule, our principles are to limit disruption to the league and minimize competitive disparities.” “I recognize that there is no perfect solution. The proposal we are asking ownership to consider, however, addresses the most important potential equitable issues created by the difficult, but necessary, decision not to play the game in these extraordinary circumstances.” addresses.

Erik Pedersen contributed to this report,