The Bills win in their emotional return to the field
Playing in front of their home crowd of Orchard Park, New York, and buoyed by the hopeful news of teammate Damar Hamlin’s hospitalization, the Buffalo Bills seemed destined for victory Sunday. This may interest you : Ferris High School cheerleaders cheer in the studio.
They did not disappoint, earning a 35-23 victory in a high-scoring game against the New England Patriots.
The game featured two kickoff return touchdowns from Bills returner Nyheim Hines and an impressive play-by-play reaction on Twitter from Hamlin, who watched from his hospital bed.
Nyheim Hines does it again! Bills player returns a second kickoff for a touchdown against Patriots
Down 17-14 in the 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills kicker Nyheim Hines ran back the second kickoff for a touchdown against the New England Patriots on Sunday. This may interest you : College Football World Reacts to Ohio State Cheerleader’s Photo. His second half scoring was limited to 101 yards.
The injured Damar Hamlin tweeted from the hospital, “HINES FREE.”
Hines’ opening kickoff return for a 96-yard TD to start the game was the team’s first to start a game in 18 years. According to the Bills, Hines’ first touchdown return was also the team’s first in three years and three months. The Bills tweeted, “Meant to be,” because Hamlin was wearing jersey No.
The Bills now lead the Patriots 28-17 in the third quarter.
Photos: Fans from both teams show support for Damar Hamlin in Orchard Park
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Buffalo Bills fans are known for their raucous tailgate celebrations — and that celebratory spirit was still alive Sunday as the city heard encouraging news about the safety of hospitalized Damar Hamlin.
Tributes to the player were everywhere, including on signs and vehicles visiting New England Patriots fans. Here are some pictures taken before kickoff:
Pregame tribute held in Cincinnati, the site of Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest
Before the start of Sunday’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens, a stadium ceremony honored Bills player Damar Hamlin and the medical staff who saved his life.
Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, was the scene of Hamlin’s cardiac arrest on Monday night.
On Sunday, stadium public address announcer Nick Wiget read this statement:
Fans in Cincinnati, many of Hamlin’s supporters, cheered loudly. The telecast also showed Bengals coach Zac Taylor wearing a “Love for Damar” hoodie during the tribute.
Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins, who was involved in the game where Hamlin was injured, wore a “Love for Damar” t-shirt during the pregame warmups.
Unbelievable! The Buffalo Bills returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown
The Buffalo Bills, who spent the week worrying about the health of safety Damar Hamlin, returned the opening kickoff of their game for a 96-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots.
Hamlin, watching from the hospital, tweeted, “OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!”
An emotional crowd in Orchard Park, New York, burst into cheers and hugs as Bills head coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen celebrated on the sideline.
According to the CBS broadcast, the opening kickoff for a touchdown was the team’s first in 18 years. How to get back to action!
The Bills tweeted a clip of the touchdown with one word: “CHILLS.”
CNN’s David Close contributed to this report.
Damar Hamlin shares picture from hospital bed ahead of kickoff
Before the Buffalo Bills’ kickoff against the New England Patriots, Bills safety Damar Hamlin tweeted a picture of him watching the game from his hospital bed at UC Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tweets support for Buffalo Bills
New York Governor Kathy Hochul tweeted her support for the Buffalo Bills as the team’s game against the New England Patriots took place at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.
“Over the last year, Buffalo has been through the unimaginable. As we come together today to support our @BuffaloBills, we show the world the resilience of the Buffalo spirit. ❤️💙,” Hochul wrote.
The governor is expected to attend Sunday’s game.
An emotional Bills team has taken the field. The NFL’s early games are underway
Buffalo Bills players are back on the gridiron in front of their home crowd, marking their comeback after safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on Monday Night Football.
In addition to the Bills’ clash with the New England Patriots, the Cincinnati Bengals played for the first time since they witnessed Hamlin’s heart attack on the opposite side of Monday’s game.
Here are other games happening in the NFL’s first window. All will present a tribute to Hamlin:
Buffalo Bills to honor Hamlin and medical workers in customized home tribute, sources say
The Buffalo Bills are set to honor Damar Hamlin and the medical workers involved in saving his life with a custom home tribute Sunday, sources told CNN’s Coy Wire.
The pregame tribute at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, will mainly highlight members of the Bills training staff who immediately jumped into action after Hamlin collapsed on the field Monday.
That includes assistant athletic trainer Denny Kellington, who the Buffalo Bills head coach credited with saving Damar Hamlin’s life after he performed CPR on the field.
According to an update from the Bills Saturday, Hamlin remains in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.