‘GAMETIME!!!’: The Buffalo Bills safety shows love for his team ahead of today’s matchup against the Patriots.
The Buffalo Bills, who spent the week worrying for the health of safety Damar Hamlin, returned the opening kickoff of their game for a 96-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots.
Hamlin, watching from the hospital, tweeted, “OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
An emotional crowd in Orchard Park, New York, burst into cheers and hugs as Bills head coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen celebrated on the sideline.
According to the CBS broadcast, the kickoff return for a touchdown was the team’s first in 18 years. What a return to action!
The Bills tweeted a clip of the touchdown with one word: “CHILLS.”
Ahead of the Buffalo Bills kickoff with the New England Patriots, Bills safety Damar Hamlin tweeted a picture of him watching the game from his hospital bed at UC Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted her support for the Buffalo Bills as the team’s game against the New England Patriots got underway at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.
“Over the last year, Buffalo has been through the unimaginable. As we come together today to cheer on our @BuffaloBills, we show the world the resiliency of the Buffalo spirit. ❤️💙,” Hochul wrote.
The governor was expected to attend Sunday’s game.
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