NFL Postpones Steelers-Titans

The NFL has postponed Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Titans, according to Dianna Russini of ESPN.com (on Twitter). From here, the league will weigh its options, including rescheduling the game for Monday night. Tuesday night is also on the table, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link), but Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports that the CBS crew covering the game has been told that it will happen on Monday (h/t Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk).

The Titans put everything on pause this week after three players and five personnel members tested positive for COVID-19. The Titans have since placed linebacker Kamalei Correa, defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, long snapper Beau Brinkley, and practice squad tight end Tommy Hudson on the reserve/COVID-19 list (we already knew about the latter three players, but Correa is a newer addition to the list). The Vikings, who faced the Titans in Week 3, have also suspended their activities. They’re currently scheduled to face the Texans in Houston and, so far, they have not received any positive tests.

Thankfully, no one on the Titans’ side appears to be critically ill. “Some of them are indeed experiencing flu-like symptoms, (but) nothing out of the ordinary. We anticipate they will feel better shortly,” head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters (Twitter link via Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com).

The Titans advanced to 3-0 after their 31-30 win over the Vikings on Sunday. The Vikings, meanwhile, are winless through three games with a thoroughly depleted defense.

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11 comments on “NFL Postpones Steelers-Titans

  1. madmanTX

    Schedule it for Wednesday morning at 10am so I can watch it with breakfast.

    • Technically correct

      I got to experience two weekends of NFL from Japan last year. Watching Monday Night Football while eating lunch on a Tuesday made me feel like a time traveler. I would guess Wednesday morning would feel like the same kind of warp.

  2. leefieux

    Don’t move it to the bye week, because what are your options then, if COVID rears its ugly head then?

    This is what the extra practice squad players are for.

    • mrshyguy99

      but they are thinking a head. since some people dont show signs for a few days. who knows more could have it and we dont know. 10 people alot for one team.

    • Oooof

      If they’re worried more positives are coming, bringing in practice squad players doesn’t solve the problem. They’re trying to contain a potential outbreak. That means isolating and waiting. And no one wants them to put on a game full of practice squad players.

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