Bengals triumph at Buffalo

Bengals triumph at Buffalo

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The Bengals' offense was in full swing as the Cincinnati club defeated the Buffalo Bills 27-10 on Sunday night in a playoff showdown at Highmark Stadium. 

It was in wintry conditions and constant precipitation that the team from Ohio obtained its ticket to the final of the American. The Bengals will find the Kansas City Chiefs there, whom they had defeated in this duel without a future in January 2022.

In their games of the day, the Cincinnati offense cleared the ball twice in nine appearances on the field. Quarterback Joe Burrow concluded his duel with 26 completions on 36 attempts for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

Running back Joe Mixon was not left out, he who rushed for 105 yards and crossed the goal line once in 20 carries. He also caught two passes for 18 yards.

The Bengals had no turnovers, allowed only one quarterback sack and suffered only two penalties. The Bills were more unruly and especially never able to establish their ground game.

Quarterback Josh Allen scored the lone crowd-favorite touchdown, via a one-yard run in the second quarter. He completed 25 of 42 stints for 264 yards. He was also the victim of a larceny during the last moments of the game.

Damar Hamlin present at Highmark Stadium

Safety Damar Hamlin went to see his Buffalo Bills teammates Sunday, before the playoff matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals at Highmark Stadium.

The one who suffered a cardiac arrest, against these same Bengals on January 2, also attended the duel. The crowd gave him a mighty ovation in the first half.

In the first quarter of the game that was ultimately called off, Hamlin collapsed to the ground after contact with a wide receiver. He was resuscitated in the center of the field before being taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. A week later, he was transferred to a hospital in Buffalo and was discharged a few days later.

This week, Bills head coach Sean McDermott reported that Hamlin had started making regular visits to his team's facilities.

“He's trying to get back into a routine and acclimatize again. It goes step by step, one small step at a time,” McDermott said on Wednesday.