Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Horrific: Bills player seriously injured, MNF game officially postponed

Photo: Getty Images

Bengals Bills

Following a horrific scene that unfolded on the field at Paycor Stadium Monday night, the game between the Bengals and Bills was postponed.

Bills safety Damar Hamlin was injured making a tackle on Bengals WR Tee Higgins with 5:58 remaining in the 1st quarter and the Bengals leading 7-3.

Hamlin stood up after the tackle, only to then collapse. The medical staff rushed onto the field, immediately calling for the ambulance.

Personnel began administering CPR for what appeared to go on for about 10 minutes.

Players on both teams gathered at midfield, many in tears. Hamlin was eventually loaded into the ambulance and taken to UC medical center.

Initially, according to reports, the teams were going to be given a 5-minute warm-up period before play was to resume.

However, the game was then 'temporarily suspended' with both teams being sent to their locker rooms.

About an hour into the stoppage, the NFL officially announced the game would be officially postponed.

Further details will follow.


8:55 Injury

9:18 Game temporarily suspended

9:25 Ambulance takes Hamlin to UC Medical Center

10:01 NFL postpones the game

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Prior to the injury...........the Bengals led 7-3.


Boom: The Bengals marched 5 plays/75 yards for an opening drive TD capped a 14-yard strike from Burrow to Boyd. The first play of the game was a pass to Ja'Marr Chase that drew a 29-yard pass interference penalty.

Burrow: His 35th TD of the season broke his franchise record (2021) and extended his franchise record to 23 consecutive games with a TD pass. Per ESPN Stats & Info: Burrow is the 5th QB in NFL history with 35 passing TDs/5 rushing TDs in a season. Others: Josh Allen (twice), Lamar Jackson (2019), Cam Newton (2015), and Steve Young (twice).

Early energy: Hayden Hurst returned and had two catches on the opening drive, including a run after catch hurdle attempt of a Bills safety.


Big hold: The Bills marched 12 plays/68 yards on their opening drive, but the Bengals D rose up and forced a 25-yard FG. That's 10 straight games without allowing a 1st quarter TD.

Special Teams

Trayveon Williams returned a KO 26 yards. He fumbled after attempting to hurdle a defender, but was ruled down by contact.


Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content

700WLW Podcasts

See All