The NFL, for the second time in the last 70 years, played a game on Tuesday night earlier this week as a result of several positive COVID-19 cases within the Titans’ organization. The NFL’s decision to postpone that game is the main reason there won’t be a Thursday night game for Week 6.
The Bills that fell to the Titans on Tuesday night were initially slated to face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday night.
The league resumed the Bill-Chiefs game at 5 pm on Monday, 19 October. ET. Buffalo will resume its normal schedule next week against the Jets.
Ten different teams have affected their schedules with positive COVID-19 cases. No team has had more impact than Tennessee, which was forced to postpone its Week 4 game against the Steelers before last week’s game was delayed until Tuesday night.
Despite their facility being closed for significant portions of time after 23 players / personnel members tested positive for COVID-19, the Titans had no trouble defeating the previously undefeated Bills, scoring 42 points and Josh Allen and Stopped Buffalo’s offense to just 16 points.
“Yes, we were very hot. Honestly, I don’t understand why we were in such a heat, ”said Tannehill, via Pro Football Talk. “But we stuck together, believed in each other and knew that the people who were in our building in our team were all we needed. Under some heat, obviously, for a couple of weeks. And it was great to be able to go out and play and shake off. “
The Falcons had to close their facility on Thursday due to several positive cases of COVID-19, as the league could be in jeopardy due to more schedule changes this week. Atlanta is currently scheduled to face the Vikings on Sunday in Minnesota.
Although the league is considering adding the 18th week in response to schedule changes, the NFL’s chief medical doctor Alan Sills believes an effective solution would be for teams to set up a regular-season bubble to combat the virus.
CBS Sports is not fooled by the bubble transition “said on Tuesday,” via Jonathan Jones. “” This will not remove the need for all our other mitigation strategies. In fact, the infection can spread more quickly inside a bubble if it is introduced because everyone is in close quarters together. And then you get that. The mental, emotional and behavioral and human aspects of the environment should be considered.
“So right now, for all those reasons, today we are not feeling that the safest course of action is for us.
We have consistently said that we re-adopt all these decisions and think that this is the safest decision and all the options remain in the table but today we have a view on it. “
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