The 49 are currently training outside in Santa Clara. The air quality index has obviously reached the threshold for the team to exercise in smoke, but not much.
Just 45 minutes before Friday’s practice, the air quality index, rated 194 in Santa Clara due to fires in Northern and Central California, reported Matt Mayoko of NBCSportsBayArea.com. The threshold for the NFL to cancel practices or postpone games is 200.
The NFL has made the final decision on the matches, and the 49 are in communication with the league office about the conditions for the match on Sunday, according to Maiocco.
“If it reaches 200, that would be a huge deal,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said during a visit to KNBR on Friday. “I know that when it’s over 150, it affects a certain group of people who turn out to be more risky, existing conditions, if you exceed 150, you can lose a few players, but 200 is the sign that you can’t go somewhere. “
The NFL is using the EPA’s website to monitor the air quality index, according to ESPN’s Josh Winefuss, and is ready to move the game, and if there is “conclusive evidence,” the AQI will remain above 200 for a significant period of time.
“I’m sure there are discussions going on right now to find the best and safest option,” Cardinal Cliff Kingsbury’s coach told Weinfuss. “I don’t know what that would be at this point, but I’m sure they’ll come in a good place.”