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The Main Takeaway from Week 17 of the NFL Season

The Buffalo Bills vs. the Cincinnati Bengals was hyped up as the biggest game of the year. Playoff seeding was on the line, with both teams looking to better their standing in the AFC. It was set to become a colossal matchup. That was until Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field and fell unconscious. That was after a collision with Tee Higgins on a pass play. It was a sad, life-threatening event that didn't just shake the NFL. It shook the world. As a result, the game was canceled and the NFL has considered options for playoff implications.

That includes a neutral site game if the Bills, Bengals, or Kansas Chiefs are involved in the AFC championship game with each other. The team with the higher winning percentage will get the better seeding as well.

But back to Damar Hamlin. This was a man who saw his life flash before his eyes. A man who had his entire life ahead of him, only for it to nearly end in a second. Luckily, Hamlin is alive and doing better. And yes, he's won in the game of life.

At the end of the day, football is just another sport. In reality, it's only for fun in the grand scheme of things. Take this life and be grateful for it. Make someone happy today. You never know when it could be your last moment on earth.

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