All eyes were on the remaining Divisional Round matchups on Sunday, with the Buffalo Bills taking on the Cincinnati Bengals and the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Dallas Cowboys, respectively, after the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants, respectively.
The 49ers defeated the Cowboys 19-12, while the Bills lost to the Bengals 27-10.
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Buffalo Bills lose to Cincinnati Bengals 27-10.
Damar Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, was in attendance as the Bills faced the Cincinnati Bengals once more in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York, twenty days after suffering cardiac arrest in a game against the Bengals.
However, despite Buffalo’s advantage at home and the emotional boost of having Hamlin in the stadium, the Bengals prevailed.
According to the CBS coverage of the game, Hamlin entered the Bills’ locker room wearing sunglasses, a mask, and a jacket from his clothing line Chasing M’s with the hood pulled up. Also shown entering the stadium were Hamlin’s mother Nina, father Mario, and younger brother Damir.
Later, security personnel shielded Hamlin as he made his way from the locker room to an elevator in a social media video.
The announcement of Hamlin’s attendance on the stadium’s public address system during the game received a standing ovation from the audience at Highmark Stadium. CBS showed footage of Hamlin encouraging the audience to make noise by raising his arms and making the heart-shaped hand gesture that he is known for.
The Bengals started the game off strong, despite the fact that all of Western New York was experiencing constant snowfall and that the mood was strongly in the Bills’ favor. Cincinnati took an early 14-0 lead thanks to two touchdown passes from Joe Burrow, and the Bengals led 17-7 at halftime.
Throughout the game, the Cincinnati defense stifled the Buffalo offense, allowing the Bengals to maintain their comfortable lead of 14 points into the fourth quarter. The Bills’ attack never gained any momentum and only once entered the end zone during the game.
In the AFC Championship game, Cincinnati will now face the Kansas City Chiefs. Arrowhead Stadium will host the Bengals next Sunday, with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. ET.
San Francisco 49ers advance to NFC championship game The San Francisco 49ers beat the Dallas Cowboys 19-12 to advance to Sunday’s NFC championship game for the second time in a row for the team.
The Cowboys’ elusive offense was stopped by San Francisco’s aggressive defense. Dak Prescott, the Cowboys’ quarterback, threw for 206 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions against the unit. CeeDee Lamb, a wide receiver for Dallas, had 117 receiving yards, making him one of the offense’s bright spots.
Brock Purdy, a sensational rookie quarterback for the 49ers, went from being Mr. Irrelevant to Mr. Relevant. After taking over for Jimmy Garropolo, who had been injured, in the middle of December, he improved to 7-0 as the starter. In the victory, Purdy threw for 214 yards.
Following their victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, the Cowboys’ struggles with kickoffs appeared to persist. After missing four extra-point attempts the week before, kicker Brett Maher had his extra point blocked, giving him a bad start once more. After recovering from the missed kick, Maher converted it into two field goals.
The 49ers will now travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles in the NFC championship game, where they have a chance to win their second Super Bowl appearance since 2019. The match is set for next Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
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