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Bills-Bengals game won’t resume as NFL decides not to postpone game

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ORCHARD PARK — The NFL decided Thursday afternoon that the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals will not resume, according to a report from The Associated Press.

The report quotes two people familiar with the decision who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the league is still figuring out how to determine the playoff seedings and schedule. The NFL Players Association must approve the changes.

It was clear it was going to be a logistical nightmare trying to wedge the resumption of the game – which ended with 5:58 remaining in the first quarter when Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest – into the schedule with the regular season ending. ending Sunday. .

The league is known to have gone through several permutations of what could have been done, but in the end, the safest choice was to wipe it off the slate.

Now the league must decide how to proceed with playoff seeding for AFC teams, as the Bills and Bengals will have played one game less than the other 30 teams.

Again, there are several options available, but what is sure to happen is that the winning percentage will have to be the determining factor regardless of which format the league chooses.

This is a breaking story and will be updated soon.

Sal Maiorana can be contacted at maiorana@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @salmaiorana.

This article originally appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Bills-Bengals game will not resume, report says

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