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Jan 6Liked by Ryan Tracy, MS CSCS

It feels like this is the best decision the NFL could make while also keeping the Buffalo Bills top of mind. With context of the traumatic event, I can see how the majority of owners agreed and felt it was appropriate to ratify the decision.

Competitively, there’s no way around the fact that the NFL, and particularly Cincinnati, is ceding ~some~ competitive advantage in the direction of Buffalo, New York. Absent compassion and empathy the proper decision was to follow the rules as written and seed the playoffs based on win percentage regardless of number of games played. In this instance, compassion and empathy were appropriately applied. Sometimes you pick a brother up, even if you like to fight them on the weekends.

While the impact to Cincinnati could and likely should have been reduced, with the playoffs rapidly approaching there was no better way to move forward without tasking Buffalo to carry the brunt of this trauma alone.

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Jan 6Liked by Ryan Tracy, MS CSCS

buffalo was going to lose that game if the tragic accident was not critical like that earlier they lost a player to a head injury two out of their secondary would have doomed them specially since their star cb could not keep up with chase on several plays earlier

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Jan 6Liked by Ryan Tracy, MS CSCS

I don’t see a better option. Play the neutral AFCCG in Detroit. Their fans have never hosted a Conference CG.

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Jan 6Liked by Ryan Tracy, MS CSCS

except the fans would the value of playing at home with a bye, The team would lose stadium revenue and local business's would lose out on monies if a team(not just the Chiefs) were forced to play at a neutral site. Imperfect is right. the correct action is to resume the MNF game and play it out to it's natural conclusion. Push games back and fully play the 2022 season. My not so HO.

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What do you think... Is this the best decision the NFL could have made?

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