We now know that the Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game from Monday night has been postponed by the NFL when Damar Hamlin passed out on the field.
The NFL announced on Tuesday that this week’s scheduled matchup between the Bengals and Bills will not take place. No decision has been made on if or when the game will resume. The Week 18 schedule for the NFL has not been altered, according to the NFL.
Buffalo and Cincinnati’s matchup may be resumed in a newly added Week 19 of the regular season if the NFL sticks with its Week 18 schedule as is. The Super Bowl is followed by a bye week in the current playoff format, as is customary. The rest of the schedule might be advanced by a week and the additional week off before the Super Bowl is abolished if the Bills and Bengals play a game in Week 19.
The NFL is probably thinking about that possibility; it’s important to note that the league took similar action in the wake of the terrorist events on September 11, 2001.
Hamlin experienced a cardiac attack, according to a Tuesday morning statement from the Bills, but on-field medical workers were able to revive him. His situation is still serious. A message from Hamlin’s family was also released on Tuesday.