Just when one NFL outbreak seems to be under control, another can grow its ugly head. The Atlantic Falcons announced on Thursday that they were shutting down their facility and working remotely after a new positive test for COVID-19.
Initially, Adam Shefter of ESPN said the Falcons were doing four positive tests. An Falcons official told him that was not true so far, but that they were “still working on the details.”
Schefter also said the league was testing other Falcons tests in light of the new positive result. On Tuesday, the team put defensive battles with Marlon Davidson on the reserve list / COVID-1
What about Sunday’s game?
The Falcons are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. With this game, which remains only after three days, it is possible that it will be postponed and moved to a later date due to these positive tests. Both the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots had moved matches due to COVID-19 infections in their teams.
It is already a nightmare for the NFL to reschedule many games due to COVID-19 and it will not be easier. Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a conference call on Tuesday that the key to moving this season is flexibility. That’s why the league is open for adding week 18 and even delaying the Super Bowl. If the trend toward outbreaks and slow games continues, the NFL may have no choice but to do so.
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