It’s worth bringing up the history and trajectory of each of these teams. Hamlin’s health isn’t the only trauma or burden both teams will feel and only one can truly alleviate it. After last year’s Divisional Round class against the Chiefs, the Bills had to hand in their pads. The Bengals are hoping to prove last year’s run to the Super Bowl wasn’t a fluke. And while the promise of Joe Burrow has convinced most that the Bengals will be contenders for years to come, a win on Sunday would surely put them over the edge. Hamlin’s story will continue to be chronicled. Whether we like it or not, he’ll hold a unique place in league history. And there’s no doubt part of that story will be how the rematch of the only game in NFL history to not be completed due to a player’s health will transpire.