NFL: Bills, Bengals game will not be resumed; decision has no impact to Steelers playoff hopes

The NFL announced Thursday that the Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals game will not be resumed and has been canceled.

The game was suspended on Monday night after McKees Rocks native and former Pitt football player Damar Hamlin collapsed during Monday Night Football due to cardiac arrest.

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“This has been a very difficult week,” said Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner. “We continue to focus on the recovery of Damar Hamlin and are encouraged by the improvements in his condition as well as the tremendous outpouring of support and care for Damar and his family from across the country. We are also incredibly appreciative of the amazing work of the medical personnel and commend each and every one of them.”

The NFL’s playoff proposal does not directly affect the Steelers’ playoff chances.

In order to make the playoffs, Steelers must win Sunday against Cleveland and they need the Jets to beat the Dolphins and the Bills to beat the Patriots.

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