After the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants respectively, all eyes will be on Sunday for the remainder of the divisional round, with the Buffalo Bills taking on the Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49 The Dallas Cowboys host the Dallas Cowboys.
The Bills lost to the Bengals 27-10, The 49ers beat the Cowboys 19-12.
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Twenty days after suffering a cardiac arrest against the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin attended the Bills’ next game against the Bengals, this time at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York During the NFL playoff divisional games.
But despite Buffalo’s home-court advantage and Hamlin’s presence in the stadium to get people excited, the Bengals came out victorious.
A CBS broadcast of the game showed Hamlin driving a trolley to the Bills’ locker room, wearing sunglasses, a face mask and a jacket sold through his Chasing M clothing line, with the hood pulled up. Hamlin’s mother Nina, father Mario and brother Damir also appeared in the stadium.
Later, a video posted on social media showed Hamlin walking from the locker room to the elevator under the protection of security personnel.
During the game, the stadium’s public address system announced Hamlin’s attendance, drawing loud applause from the Highmark Stadium audience. CBS aired a video of Hamlin making his signature heart gesture with both hands and hyping the crowd by raising his arms urging them to make a sound.
As snow continues to fall in Western New York, all emotions tilt in Bill’s direction, The Bengals are out strong. A pair of Joe Boro touchdown passes gave Cincinnati a 14-0 lead and the Bengals went into the half with a 17-7 lead.
The Tigers maintained a comfortable advantage, leading by 14 entering the fourth quarter, while Cincinnati’s defense stifled Buffalo’s offense throughout the game. The Bills’ offense has never had any momentum, and they only reached the end zone once in the game.
Cincinnati now advances to take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. The Chiefs host the Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday, with kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-12 to advance to the team’s second straight NFC Championship Game on Sunday.
San Francisco’s defense played well, holding back the Cowboys’ elusive offense. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott struggled with this team, passing for 206 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. One of the bright spots on Dallas’ offense was wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who had 117 receiving yards.
49ers rookie quarterback sensation Brock Purdy continues to leave mr. Nothing to do with Mr. After replacing the injured Jimmy Garropolo in mid-December, he improved to 7-0 as a starter. Purdy threw for 214 yards in the win.
The Cowboys’ kick struggles seem to continue from last week’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kicker Brett Maher got off to another rough start, having his extra points blocked after missing four extra points attempts last week. Maher would go on to bounce off the blocked kick before hitting two field goals.
The 49ers will now travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game and have a chance at a second Super Bowl berth since 2019. The game is scheduled for next Sunday at 3pm ET.
Super Bowl LVII is scheduled for February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.