Survivors: Bills Hang On To Beat Miami In Season Of Extraordinary Challenges

The Buffalo Bills on Sunday defeated the Miami Dolphins in a season in which a starter went into cardiac arrest on the field after a tackle and a record snow storm that forced the team to play a home game in Detroit.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis (13) is congratulated by fans after his touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

At a glance

  • On Jan. 2, Buffalo Bills Damar Hamlin safety collapse on the field after making a tackle on a “Monday Night Football” game.
  • Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field and reportedly another time that night but almost miraculously was released from hospital care about a week after the incident.
  • On Sunday the Bills lead early in the wildcard game against the Dolphins but lost the lead, then regained it to win 34-41.
  • The late-November storm dump as much as 80 inches on one town, but the record-breaking measure for Buffalo was the daily snowfall for Nov. 19 of 21.5, mashing the previous record for the date of 7.6 inches.

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