The game between the Bills and Bengals was postponed last night due to the tragic events surrounding Damar Hamlin will not resume play this week, while the Week 18 schedule remains unchanged.
In a statement, the NFL and commissioner Rodger Goodell explained that they talked to both teams and decided that the best course of action right now is to postpone the game. However, they did leave the idea of the game being played at a later date open, but that will not be this week.
Meanwhile, the Week 18 schedule still hangs in the balance as well. The Bills and Bengals will have games against the Ravens and Patriots. Meanwhile, players across the NFL are grieving and worried sick about Hamlin, meaning that Sunday’s contests as a whole could be a tough swing.
Pittsburgh needs the Bills to beat the Patriots in order to make the playoffs. That is just the tip of the iceberg with playoff implications, but with the health of Hamlin at the forefront of everyone’s minds, and rightfully so, that takes a backseat to everything.
It appears the NFL will convene to decide what may happen to that schedule later in the week. In the statement, they noted no changes had been made to the schedule, but it did not rule out that changes could be made down the line.