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

ORCHARD PARK, NY — Three weeks after suffering cardiac arrest on the field during a game in Cincinnati, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin joined his teammates on Sunday to watch their AFC Divisional playoff game against the Bengals.

Two minutes from the end of the first half, Hamlin appeared on the stadium’s video board, opening the window of the suite where he was watching the game and making his signature “heart” sign to an explosion of cheers from the Bills loyalists.

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

It was Hamlin’s first public appearance since the Jan. 2 game between the Bills and the Bengals which was suspended and then canceled when Hamlin’s heart stopped beating after he tackled wide receiver Tee Higgins.

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