The NFL is still considering various options after the Bills-Bengals suspension, including possibly canceling the bye week before the Super Bowl.
The Bills-Patriots game is scheduled for Sunday, while the remaining games of Week 18 remain on schedule.
A key game for the Bills-Bengals was suspended Monday night after Buffalo defenseman Damar Hamlin collapsed and suffered heart failure during a tackle in the first quarter.
Hamlin’s recovery is heading in a “positive direction” two days after the 24-year-old had to be resuscitated on the field, his marketing spokesman said Wednesday.
NFL chief executive Jeff Miller said the decision to restart play for the Bills-Bengals has not yet been made. The decision will be made in the coming days. The outcome of the game has major playoff implications because the Bills (12-3) entered Monday night as the AFC’s No. 1 seed.
The Bengals (11–4) lead Baltimore in the AFC North by one game and are also in contention for the top spot. The Kansas City Chiefs (13–3) outscored their first-place finish in anticipation of the Buffalo’s game against the Cincinnati.
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