The game of Titans-Steelers from Sunday was postponed due to the many positive cases of COVID-19 affecting the Titans, a source from the league told PFT.
The Titans closed their facility for the week due to positive tests, which yesterday included three players and five employees, and today included a fourth player.
It is not clear when the game will be played. It will be reported that it will be postponed only a day or two until Monday or Tuesday night, but if more players turn out to be positive, it may be postponed for later in the season, which will require juggling for weeks.
At the moment, the Vikings’ game against the Texas continues, as the Vikings have not had positive tests after playing against the Titans.
This is the first time the NFL season has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The league tested players daily and maintained strict health and safety protocols, but these protocols were not perfect and the hearth at the Titans facility should serve as a reminder to the other 31 teams of how vigilant they need to be.
UPDATE 11:30 AM ET: The NFL issued the following statement: “The Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday at 13:00 ET, will be rescheduled to give additional time for further daily testing of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and staff on the day of the game. Details of the new date and time of the game on Monday or Tuesday will be announced as soon as possible. “