NFL on Broncos- Patriots Game: Nope.

Game postponed indefinitely on account of COVID
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 11, 2020 8:57 AM CDT
NFL on Broncos- Patriots Game: Nope.
In this Sept. 27, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings players meet at midfield following an NFL game in Minneapolis. Tennessee will not be returning to the team's facility Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, after two more players tested positive in the NFL's first COVID-19 outbreak.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

The NFL has postponed the Denver-New England game indefinitely due to another positive coronavirus test with the Patriots. That game, originally scheduled for Sunday, had been moved to Monday night. A person familiar with the situation says the Patriots have closed their facility again after the positive test result, while the Tennessee Titans announced they closed their facility Sunday morning after a staff member tested positive. The latest result also endangers the Titans’ game with Buffalo (4-0) on Tuesday night after it was moved from Sunday. Six games have been moved already as the league is in its fifth week. The NFL rescheduled New England's game a second straight week after reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore tested positive. This latest result puts their outbreak at four, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither team announced the results.

“Ain’t no way we practiced all week and they canceled our game,” Denver running back Melvin Gordon tweeted Sunday morning. Well, it's not canceled. But when Broncos-Patriots will be played is uncertain. The Titans last played Sept. 27 because of an outbreak that has now reached 24. They already had a game with Pittsburgh first postponed, then rescheduled to Oct. 25. They sent out a statement saying they learned a staff member tested positive. “We have temporarily closed our facility and are in communication with the league on the next steps,” the Titans said. The Bears also had an issue, moving offensive lineman Badara Traore to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill addressed the uncertainty on Saturday. “It was a roller coaster for sure,” he said. "Definitely the fact that we had guys with no symptoms testing positive and we had guys with full-blown symptoms getting consecutive negative tests on multiple days was really eye opening."

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