Report: First NFL game of 2020 postponed due to COVID-19
The first NFL game of the 2020 season has been postponed due to COVID-19.
According to Dianna Russini of ESPN, Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans has been postponed after multiple Titans players and personnel produced positive test results for COVID-19. Tennessee, along with last week’s opponent Minnesota Vikings, shut down team activities earlier this week.
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Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Titans is being postponed per multiple sources. They are considering all options to reschedule, Monday night as one of them. This will all be based on test results.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) September 30, 2020
Russini says that “all options to reschedule” are being considered by the NFL. The game could potentially move to Monday night, though it will be based on test results.
Through the first three weeks of the season, no NFL games had been canceled or postponed. As part of the unique season, the NFL did decide to eliminate all four preseason games this year and jump immediately in to the 2020 campaign.
A statement from the NFL is expected to come in the near future.