Buffalo Bills safety Damarhamlin thanked his fans for their “overwhelming love” when he posted to social media after suffering cardiac arrest on Monday.
Bills claim Hamlin (24-year-old) is making “continued advances” but remains in “critical condition”.
In the first game after his collapse, the Las Vegas Raiders supported Hamlin.
Players wore “Love for Damar 3” t-shirts during warm-ups.
Hamlin fell on the field after a Cincinnati Bengals game. He wrote on Instagram: “When real love is put out into the world, it comes back three times more.”
“The love I have received has been overwhelming. But, I am grateful for all the people who prayed for and reached out to me.
“If you know me, you will know that this is going to make me stronger. Keep praying for me, even though it is a long road. ”
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes donned a top featuring a graphic of Bills player and the words ‘Hamlin strong’ written on it, before Saturday’s final regular season game at Allegiant Stadium.
Hamlin’s number and name – three — were displayed on screens outside and inside the stadium. The ‘3’ at the 30-yard line had a painted blue outline as it is one the Bills’ colours.
The Chiefs won 31-13 in order to be the top seed in American Football Conference. They also secured a first-round bye for the playoffs.
With a record of 14-3, they are looking to make their third Super Bowl appearance.
Mahomes said that it was difficult for many men this week after setting a record for the most yards in an NFL season.
We all pray for him and hope he will continue to improve. We all send our love and hope he returns to the field soon. ”
The Jacksonville Jaguars won their first playoff berth since 2017, beating the Tennessee Titans 20-16 to win the AFC South.
The game was a demonstration of support for Hamlin with players wearing tshirts, fans holding banners and the number three painted on the field.
On Sunday, the Bills will sport number three patches on the jerseys of the New England Patriots. This is their first game since Hamlin’s collapse against the Bengals in Ohio.
Hamlin had his breathing tube removed. The Bills tweeted that his doctors said his neurologic function was intact and that he could talk to his family.
In the aftermath of the incident, the NFL pulled the Bills’ game against the Bengals.
NFL owners voted to modify the AFC playoff structure because the outcome of this game would have had an impact on play-off seedings. Both sides had already secured their post-season places.
After the final round, the Bills and Bengals will determine their post-season position based on their winning percentages over the 16 games they have played.
A neutral venue could host the AFC Championship game if the outcome of the cancelled Bills-Bengals game would have decided the home team.
Hamlin was in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center’s ICU. He joined a Facetime meeting on Friday with his team and shared the words “Love you, boys”.
After tackling Tee Higgins, Bengals receiver, Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest. Hamlin was knocked to the ground by the collision. He received over 30 minutes of medical attention on the field, during which Hamlin was revived once more, according to Jordon Rooney, the player’s friend.
Since the accident, has received a lot of support from Bills players in the second year.
Hamlin launched a GoFundMe page to help fund a toy drive. It has raised more than $7m (PS5.9m).
Many NFL players donated their time to the cause, including Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Russell Wilson of Denver Broncos.
Hamlin, a University of Pittsburgh student, was drafted by the NFL in 2021.