The Buffalo Bills had been able to play soccer once more this weekend, however they had been additionally able to honor their teammate, Damar Hamlin … and so they did each in equal measure.
The squad took the sector Sunday in opposition to the Patriots, with a ton of gamers — together with QB Josh Allen — carrying customized flags that requested folks to “Pray for Damar,” which additionally bared his official quantity, 3. The Bills are at house, so their crowd was fully fired up.
There had been a number of fan-made posters with their very own messages for Damar … backside line, everybody had the protection on their thoughts. And everybody paid tribute in their very own distinctive means.
This wasn’t the one nod to Damar … earlier than kickoff, the staff acknowledged and thanked the medical employees that labored on DH virtually per week in the past, who undoubtedly saved his life.
On the soccer discipline, itself … much more magic from Buffalo. Nyheim Hines caught the opening kickoff and despatched again a 90-plus-yard return — operating virtually all the way in which down the sector, breaking tackles alongside the way in which, and scored a landing in a miraculous play.
It was a helluva option to begin the sport … and you may see and listen to the thrill each amongst his teammates and even in the sales space — the place the broadcasters described it as “storybook” kind stuff. Damar himself appeared to adore it … tweeting, “OMFG!!!!!!”
Speaking of Damar … his situation continues to enhance, and he was displaying his man assist from his hospital mattress — posting a photograph of himself with a “Love for Damar” tee, and telling the Bills it was “GAMETIME.”
Looks like they heard him loud and clear, as a result of the Bills are right here to play.