Damar Hamlin in attendance as Bills face Bengals in NFL playoffs

ORCHARD PARK, NY –Three weeks after suffering cardiac arrest on the field in 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 to go in the first half, Hamlin appeared on the stadium video board, opening the window to the suite where he was watching the game and making his signature “heart” sign to an explosion of cheers from the faithful Bills.

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

It was Hamlin’s first appearance in public since the Jan. 2 game between the Bills and Bengals that was suspended and then canceled when Hamlin’s heart stopped beating after he made a tackle on wide receiver Tee Higgins.

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