This Week in COVID NFL Part 2
The COVID-19 outbreak in the NFL is still making changes to the schedule in recent weeks. These most often happen when multiple players in one team or players on both teams on a matchup catching COVID-19.
First, the COVID cases in the New England which have included Cam Newton and Stephon Gillmore, made the game between the Broncos and Patriots originally rescheduled to Monday Evening at 5:00. Then as more COVID cases came to the Pats, the game was rescheduled to Week 6 which was supposed to be the Patriots bye week. The Broncos were originally supposed to be playing the Miami Dolphins on Week 6, but that was changed to Week 11. Other schedule changes would follow.
The Jets and Dolphins moved up from Week 10 to Week 6. Jets and Chargers would move from Week 6 to Week 11. Chargers and Broncos game would move up from Week 11 to Week 8. Chargers and Jaguars Week 8 to Week 7. Chargers and Dolphins would move from Week 7 to Week 10. These changes were all to accommodate for the Pats-Broncos game change.
In other news, the Titans finally got to play again after their big outbreak. The Titans and Bills game was however moved from Sunday to Tuesday Night to accommodate for the outbreak. This made a Bills-Chiefs game move from Thursday Night to Monday Evening at 5 pm.
The first game on the Tuesday Night, the Titans and Bills, the Titans crushed the Bills 42-16, with a Derrick Henry monster stiff arm which was the highlight of the game.
In Week 6, the Pats would lose 12-18 in which the Pats allowed 6 field goals from Broncos kicker Brandon McManus. The Pats would not score a touchdown until the 4th quarter in which Cam Newton would do another touchdown run, they score a touchdown but would not come back as they lost to Denver. The Dolphins-Jets game would be a shutout as the Dolphins beat the Jets 24-0, as Tua made his debut going 2/2 for 9 yards as will be the starter for the remainder of the season.
On Thursday Oct 22nd, the Raiders would have a positive COVID test in Raiders and former Patriot tackle Trent Brown. The entire Raiders starting offensive line was sent home and defensive back Steven Abram.
That same day, the Bucs and Raiders who was supposed to be playing on Sunday Night Football was moved to 4:25 pm. To fill the Sunday Night spot the NFL put the Seahawks and Cardinals game in that slot. This was a move to accommodate just in case of more positive COVID tests and so there would be a Sunday Night Football game.
Just remember that all times and dates in this schedule are fluid during these COVID times. These schedule changes are made so that less of these athletes would test positive COVID tests.