NFL postpones high-profile game following positive COVID-19 tests
A second NFL game that was scheduled for Sunday, October 4th has now been postponed.
The first postponement came Friday when it was announced that the game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers was being rescheduled to October 25th. That postponement came as a result of positive COVID-19 tests within Tennessee’s organization.
On Saturday, it was announced that a player on the New England Patriots had tested positive. That player was later reported to be quarterback Cam Newton. A second report followed shortly after that Jordan Ta’amu, a practice squad quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, also tested positive.
Due to those positive tests, the NFL released a statement announcing that Sunday’s game between the two teams was being postponed. According to the statement, the game is now expected to be played on Monday or Tuesday:
— NFL (@NFL) October 3, 2020
The game is an especially anticipated one between the defending Super Bowl Champion Chiefs and the Patriots who won the year before. Hopefully, the positive tests are contained without further outbreak.