Latest On Steelers, Ravens

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin canceled Friday’s practice, per a club announcement. The Steelers are currently slated to face the Ravens on Sunday afternoon, but they don’t have much confidence in the game actually taking place. 

Four Ravens players tested positive for COVID-19 on Thanksgiving, including star quarterback Lamar Jackson. Before that, the Ravens were forced to shelve nose tackle Brandon Williams, defensive end Calais Campbell, and running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins on the reserve list. Other Ravens staffers were also kept away from the facility, leaving the NFL to bump Steelers-Ravens from Thursday night to early Sunday afternoon. All in all, the Ravens have placed ten players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, including eight starters.

At this stage, it would be a surprise to see the two teams square off on Sunday. The league may compel the Ravens to forfeit the game, which would declare the Steelers as the winner by a score of 2-0. And, per the terms of the NFL’s agreement with the NFLPA, the teams would not be required to pay its players for a forfeited contest.

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  1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis For MVP

    The NFL allowed the Ravens to blatantly violate protocols because they didn’t want to lose that sweet primetime advertising $$$

  2. Technically correct

    I call first on the 15-0 trademark!

    Also, fun fact, did you all see that the Patriots 19-0 trademark did finally go through in 2017 and they will attempt to cash in on 19-0 and “perfect season” if another team actually achieves what they did not?

    America!

  3. madmanTX

    I’ve been saying forfeit is a valid option. This whole season is gonna have an asterisk anyway, so let the sports mouthpieces argue if the Steelers win every game if they truly had a perfect season. Regardless of the players association, teams that violate the rules for the pandemic need to face severe punishment.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    I’m sure the last thing the Steelers would want would be a gifted victory on their record. A forfeit win would definitely cheapen a championship season for any team.

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