Oct. 05, 2020
Titans - Steelers game postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak. Monday or Tuesday night game on the way?
The first instance of an NFL game being postponed due to COVID-19 has now happened. While it comes a month into the season, this is a huge moment for the sport and the league.
How will the teams affected and the league proceed with the news that four Tennessee Titans players and five staff members also have COVID-19?
To get you caught up real quickly, here is what has happened so far:
- Tuesday, news broke that the Titans had eight team members test positive for coronavirus.
- The Titans their opponents from Week 3, the Minnesota Vikings, had to close their facilities as a precaution and practice was not held.
- The Vikings confirmed that they had no players or staff members test positive after the game.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers were told by the league offices to prepare like they were playing Sunday.
- The Titans have been told to "work remotely" until Saturday and the facilities will remain closed.
Wednesday morning, the NFL made the announcement that the game would be postponed until either Monday or Tuesday.
This very well could derail the momentum these two teams have established over the course of the last three weeks. While the Steelers can still practice and workout together, the Titans are quarantining and will have to wait to be cleared.
This also throws a wrench in scheduling the remainder of the regular season. Nashville SC, the MLS team in the Music City, has a home match at Nissan Stadium scheduled for Tuesday night, so, it might be a Monday night game for Pittsburgh and Tennessee or a rework of the coming games for both clubs.
This sure is an ugly situation.