The NFL plans to host the All-American Conference Finals at a neutral location.
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The Goodell circuit made the announcement on Thursday evening. This scenario is being investigated due to the incident involving Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin. The marauder was revived in the last game against the Bengals, in Cincinnati.
The duel will not be resumed and the NFL has made the decision to cancel the meeting, since the two teams were already qualified for the playoffs.
The objective of the circuit is to avoid an unfair situation due to this cancellation.
So if Buffalo and Kansas City win this week, the conference final could be played in a neutral location. The scenario will be the same if these two teams lose and the Baltimore Ravens win.
A potential conference final between the Bengals and Bills could also be staged at a neutral venue.
"I recognize that there is no perfect solution," Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. The proposal made to the owners aims to be fair to all because of these exceptional circumstances.