AFC Playoffs podcast with Tony Renteria: NFL orders Bills-Bengals game scrapped; Hamlin quick recovery addresses teammates from hospital on Face Time

Damar Hamlin seen here without his helmet on before game against the Los Angeles Rams at Inglewood at SoFi Stadium on Sep 8, 2021 (AP New file photo)

On the NFL Playoffs podcast with Tony Reneria:

#1 Tony, the NFL last night canceling Monday Night Football’s suspended game between the Buffalo Bills (12-3) and the Cincinnati Bengals (11-4) after defensive tackle Darmar Hamlin had to be treated on the field for a cardiac arrest. At first Tony it looked like this game was really need to be played at some point to help decide the outcome of the AFC playoffs now it’s not going to be played at all.

#2 Doctors have said that Hamlin has made dramatic improvements including squeezing the hands of family members in the hospital, he’s reportedly been able to move his hands and feet and has even spoken to family members.

#3 So this game with the Bills and Bengals is canceled and off the books but do you see a possibility that these two teams could match up down the line in the playoffs?

#4 The Kanas City Chiefs (13-3) are sitting in a good position and they’ve got home field advantage, they get a bye at the begging of the playoffs and have just dominate on both sides of the football going into post season.

#5 Tony lastly talk about the Los Angeles Chargers (10-6) and the Baltimore Ravens (10-6) both teams finishing in second in their respective divisions and have both finished soundly to end the regular season. What do you like about these two teams chances in the AFC playoffs.

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That’s Amaury News and Commentary podcast: Bills Hamlin vitals normal on breathing tube; Nevin acquired by Tigers for cash; Plus more news

Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin (right) takes a hit from the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (left) in Cincinnati on Monday Night Football Mon Jan 2, 2023 (still photo from ESPN Monday Night Football)

On That’s Amaury podcast:

#1 Amaury, We’ll start the podcast with the tragic Monday Night Football story as last night the Buffalo Bills defensive back Damar Hamlin took a hit that appeared to be in head and upper body area from Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins who was charging full speed on a carry. Hamlin got up after the hit and then collapsed, medics applied CPR and he was taken immediately to a local Cincinnati hospital where it was learned that Hamlin listed in critical condition and was out to sleep to have a breathing tube down his throat according to his marketing agent Jordan Rooney.

#2 Staying with football Amaury, this a rough and tumble game if you stand on the sidelines no matter what league it is the CFL, Arena football, high school, college, or the NFL it’s a collision sport and guys know a serious injury can result and medics have to make quick decisions how to treat a player such as the case in Damar Hamlin last night.

#3 We switch to MLB, the Detroit Tigers have acquired infielder Tyler Nevin from the Baltimore Orioles for cash last Saturday. Nevin hit .197 in 58 games for the Orioles hit two home runs and 16 RBIs. Nevin is the son of Los Angeles Angels manager Phil Nevin.

#4 San Francisco Giants team president Farhan Zaidi said that the move to end their agreement with the Carlos Correa was not an 11th hour decision and that the Zaidi said the Giants that as soon as the Giants had the information regarding Correa not passing the physical he shared it with the media.

#5 The Giants are ready for the Taylor and Tyler Rogers bullpen show to begin. Taylor who did a introduction call with the media on zoom said that this was a too good to be true situation and that this just so happens to be with the Giants and he said that if happens great if not great too.

#6 New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge named as the 16th captain in Yankees history has been voted the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for 2022. Judge who set the American League record for the most home runs with 62 edged out other pro athletes Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angles who finished second and Golden State’s Stephen Curry finished in third.

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