Damar Hamlin in attendance as Bills take on Bengals in NFL playoffs

ORCHARD PARK, NY –Three weeks after suffering an on-field cardiac arrest during a game in Cincinnati, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin rejoined his teammates on Sunday to attend their AFC divisional playoff game against the Bengals.

With two minutes left in the first half, Hamlin appeared on the stadium video board, opened the window to the suite where he watched the game, and made his trademark “heart” sign to an explosion of cheers from the Bills— believers.

“I thought it was a pretty cool moment; the game wasn’t trending the way we wanted it to, but when they put it on the big screen, just a great moment, to keep perspective on where it was a few weeks ago,” said Bills coach Sean McDermott after the 27-10 loss.

It was Hamlin’s first public appearance since the January 2 game between the Bills and Bengals to be suspended and then canceled when Hamlin’s heart stopped beating after making a tackle on wide receiver Tee Higgins.

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