Buffalo Bills VS Cincinnati Bengals new schedule
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Days after the match between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals were suspended after the devastating Damar Hamlin incident, fans are left wondering what the NFL plans for the said match. The Bills and the Bengals met last Monday on “Monday Night Football” in week 17 of the regular season. However, the game was postponed after Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the field. But, will the NFL resume the Bills VS Bengals match? What’s next for both teams in Week 18?

NFL has begun talks to resume the Bills-Bengals game and says “everything is being considered”.

Unfortunately for NFL fans, there is no concrete decision yet on whether the league will resume the postponed game last Monday. But, the higher-ups have already begun consulting and talks of resuming the match are already being processed. Additionally, they have already denied the rumors that the game will be resumed this week.

NFL Jeff Miller
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Although, NFL External Vice President of Communications, Jeff Miller has said that the league will be planning about it in the coming days. The game may still take place on the last week of the regular season (week 18) but we have to take this information with a grain of salt.

Related: Doctors reveal what likely is the cause behind Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest; What are his chances of survival?

The 2nd best team in AFC North, the Baltimore Ravens is set to hit the stage against the top-seed Cincinnati Bengals

Despite the postponed match against the Bills, the Bengals will host their final regular season game against the Baltimore Ravens at home next week. Meanwhile, the Bills also have one more game left in which they will be facing the New England Patriots. Informed by Brian McCarthy is the full schedule of Week 18 matches:

Saturday (January 7, 2023)

  • Kansas City at Las Vegas (ESPN/ABC 4:30)
  • Tennessee at Jacksonville (ESPN/ABC 8:15)

Sunday (January 9, 2023)

  • Tampa Bay at Atlanta (FOX 1:00)
  • New England at Buffalo (CBS 1:00)
  • Minnesota at Chicago (FOX 1:00)
  • Baltimore at Cincinnati (CBS 1:00)
  • Houston at Indianapolis (CBS 1:00)
  • New York Jets at Miami (FOX 1:00)
  • Carolina at New Orleans (FOX 1:00)
  • Los Angeles Chargers at Denver (CBS 1:00)
  • New York Giants at Philadelphia (CBS 1:00)
  • Arizona at San Francisco (FOX 1:00)
  • Los Angeles Rams at Seattle (FOX 1:00)
  • Dallas at Washington (FOX 1:00)
  • Detroit at Green Bay (NBC 1:00)


What happened to Bills sophomore Safety Damar Hamlin?

After taking what seems to be a light hit to the chest, Buffalo Bills’ sophomore Safety Damar Hamlin collapsed to the ground and was diagnosed with a cardiac arrest moments after the play was paused. Hamlin, 24, took a tackle from Cincinnati Bengals’ Tee Higgins during the first quarter of the Bengals vs Bills Monday Night football game.

Related: NFL: What happened to Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin? Will he be able to play again?
Damar Hamlin
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Various medical doctors have revealed the speculated underlying cause behind Damar Hamlin’s devastating cardiac arrest during Monday Night Football. According to experts, the second-year Buffalo Bills Safety has a “healthy heart”. However, after receiving a tackle from Higgins, Hamlin’s heart experienced a sudden irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia. The arrhythmia that took place seconds after getting hit on the chest resulted in what doctors would call Commotio Cordis or basically severe trauma to the chest area which lead to Hamlin getting a cardiac arrest.


In light of recent events, we are also praying to Damar Hamlin and hope for a speedy recovery. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. For more content, stay with us, here at Spiel Times.

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Sources: The Athletic, NFL
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