The Buffalo Payments, who spent the week worrying for the well being of security Damar Hamlin, returned the opening kickoff of their sport for a 96-yard landing in opposition to the New England Patriots.
Hamlin, watching from the hospital, tweeted, “OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
An emotional crowd in Orchard Park, New York, burst into cheers and hugs as Payments head coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen celebrated on the sideline.
In response to the CBS broadcast, the opening kickoff return for a landing was the group’s first in 18 years. What a return to motion!
The Payments tweeted a clip of the landing with one phrase: “CHILLS.”
CNN’s David Shut contributed to this report.