After Kansas City Chiefs And the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants, respectively, and all eyes were on Sunday’s remaining divisional matchups, with the Buffalo Bills taking on the Cincinnati Bengals and the. San Francisco 49ers Dallas hosts the Cowboys.
The Bills fell to the Bengals 27-10. And the 49ers beat the Cowboys 19-12.
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Twenty days after suffering a heart attack in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin attended as the Bills faced the Bengals again in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, this time at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. .
But the Bengals prevailed despite Buffalo’s homefield advantage and the emotional lift of being in Hamlin Stadium.
The CBS game broadcast showed Hamlin carting into the Bills locker room wearing sunglasses, a face mask and a jacket, pulling a hood through the Chasing M’s clothing line and selling it. Hamlin’s mother Nina, father Mario and younger brother Damir were also shown entering the stadium.
Later, a video posted on social media showed Hamlin walking from the locker room to the elevator while being guarded by security officials.
During the game, Hamlin’s arrival was announced over the stadium public address system, prompting a standing ovation from the crowd at Highmark Stadium. CBS showed video of Hamlin rousing the crowd by making a heart-shaped gesture with his hands.
With a steady snowfall in Western New York and all emotions leaning in the direction of the Bills, The Bengalis came out of the gate strong. A pair of Joe Burrow touchdown passes gave Cincinnati an early 14–0 lead, and the Bengals led 17–7.
The Bengals held a comfortable 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, while Cincinnati’s defense stifled Buffalo’s offense throughout the contest. The Bills’ offense couldn’t gain any momentum, and only managed to get into the end zone once in the game.
Cincinnati now advances to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. The Chiefs will host the Bengals next Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, scheduled for a 6:30 p.m.
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-12 to advance to their second straight NFC Championship game on Sunday.
The San Francisco defense came out swinging, shutting down the Cowboys’ elusive offense. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott struggled against the unit, throwing for 206 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He finished with 117 yards receiving.
49ers rookie quarterback sensation Brock Purdy continues to be Mr. From inappropriate to Mr. He went 7-0 as the starter since Jimmy Garoppolo was injured in mid-December. Birdie threw for 214 yards in the win.
The Cowboys kicking struggles seem to continue from last week’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kicker Brett Maher got off to another rough start, having his extra point blocked after missing four extra-point attempts the previous week. Maher would recover a blocked kick and then knock down two field goals.
The 49ers will now travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game and have a chance to clinch their spot in the Super Bowl for the second time since 2019. The game is scheduled for next Sunday at 3pm ET.
Super Bowl LVII is scheduled for February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.