NFL: Patriots-Chiefs will move to Monday or Tuesday

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The Patriots and Chiefs will not be playing at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.

The NFL announced in a statement on Saturday that the game will be postponed to Monday or Tuesday due to “positive COVID-19 tests on both teams.” Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive and NFL Media reports that Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu has as well.

“In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA to evaluate multiple close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments. All decisions will be made with the health and safety of players, team and gameday personnel as our primary consideration,” the statement said.

As we’ve seen with the Titans this week, the incubation period for the virus means that players could test positive days after their teammates. That means further testing for the Patriots will determine when the game is played this week or, should several more positive tests pop up, if the teams will need to find another date to play the game.

54 responses to “NFL: Patriots-Chiefs will move to Monday or Tuesday

  1. Belichick will prob have someone else test positive so game gets postponed beyond this week and they don’t have to play KC without cam

  2. This guy is a total moron. You can be carrying it and not show positive until days later.

    Just cancel and then keep watching the players through next sunday before the Denver game.

    Goodell is a horrible leader. And a greedy pile of scum like Trump.

  3. So the Chiefs will potentially play Tuesday against the Patriots, then Sunday against the Raiders, and then Thursday against the Bills? Yep, that makes perfect sense.

  4. Well everyone knew that this was going to happen when you see players going to indoor events with no masks on

  5. This is already a circus. The league should have had two extra bye weeks at the end of the season to play delayed games. If anything, they could have played in Hawaii or had a bubble like the NBA and NHL. That’s all they had to do.

  6. The President got it this week, the nfl is having major outbreaks, batten down the hatches and wear your masks folks, covid is just about ready to unleash hell on all deniers!

  7. Pro sports are a reward for a functioning society.

    We continue to fail. We do not deserve a season until we get our act together.

  8. This game isn’t going to be played this week. Just postpone it . There’s no way these guys can play Tuesday without risk of spreading it and on top of it they’d only have a few days to recover until the next game . Injuries and covid are both a risk . Should’ve been in a bubble .

    Yes covid is real . Be safe . Watch out for the second wave

  9. Chiefs vs Pats and Bills will be good games, but playing the Raiders is like a bye week for Mahomes.

  10. The President got it this week, the nfl is having major outbreaks, batten down the hatches and wear your masks folks, covid is just about ready to unleash hell on all deniers!

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    Nobody denys it. People deny the risk. The risk is still extremely minimal to anybody. Even people over 70 are below a 10% mortality rate. Anybody else is less than 1%. Masks also are not nearly as effective as people think. Those neck gaiters people wear have shown to be worthless just like bandanas. The only really effect mask is maybe a n95 or a full on gas mask.

    The vaccine whenever it comes will also only be about 20-30% effective. The Coronavirus has markers of the common cold, so the antibodies you get if you have it eventually die and the virus mutates slightly with every person that gets it. This is a new illness we are going to just have to learn to deal with. Getting yourself and our society in better shape is the real answer. IF your body is healthy with a good immune system it won’t be anywhere near the issue

  11. progressiveshatethetruth2 says: “This is already a circus. The league should have had two extra bye weeks at the end of the season to play delayed games. If anything, they could have played in Hawaii or had a bubble like the NBA and NHL. That’s all they had to do.”
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    Right, so the conference-leading team with a first-round bye is sitting around and not playing a game for THREE WEEKS? No thanks.

    As for your “bubble” nonsense, how many stadiums do you know can have 4-5 football games a week without the grass turning into a messy pile of mud? The NHL can resurface the ice in minutes and the NBA can wipe down the hardwood quickly too. Not so easy with football.

  12. The league should’ve planned for a shortened season to only, say, 14 games to account for events like this so teams can make up covid postponements in the back end of the season. I know, they didn’t want to lose the TV money on top of stadium money. Or they could have added more bye weeks. Right now, everything is fingers crossed for the league.

  13. One positive test? Throw em all on a plane together like you did the Titans last week.
    NFL learning as they go

  14. Patriots should be investigated by the feds for this possible falsified positive tests to avoid the chiefs and have it rescheduled to play them later in the year after the chiefs play 4 games in 18 days or whatever the case is. This is exactly something the fraud patriots would do.

  15. It’s funny when they say one or two days will be enough to play the game. Just like the Steelers/Titans this game will be held late in the season. If there is a late season.

  16. redandgold55 says:
    October 3, 2020 at 1:22 pm
    Patriots should forfeit the game so the NFL can continue with regularly planned schedule.

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    Then so should the Titans….and all other teams in the future

    Or they should just play as scheduled with the guys they have who have not tested positive

  17. Masks or not. Hide all you want. The virus is coming to get you. Luckily 20% only will get bad symptoms, the rest will have little to none due to cross T cell immunity from the other coronas. Stop acting like you can hide and it will all just go away. And stop pretending that asymptomatic is the same as symptomatic in terms of effect or infection rates. Time to grow up and stop living like scared little kids.

  18. progressiveshatethetruth2 says:
    October 3, 2020 at 12:37 pm
    This is already a circus. The league should have had two extra bye weeks at the end of the season to play delayed games.

    _______________________________

    They still can. Just make some adjustments in the playoff schedule.

  19. Why’s the NFL entertaining the idea of moving Pats/Chiefs back 1-2 days when the Steelers/Titans game got pushed back weeks and it wrecked the Steelers schedule? There should at least be some consistency in how they’re handling these situations.

  20. It can take 4-14 days to test positive after exposure. The NFL thinking just a day or 2 will do because they test everyday is asinine.

    They are letting the Vikings play because no one has tested positive yet. So they play, start popping positive and it has already spread, and so on and so forth.

    The season is a goner, which sucks.

  21. Well we got 3 games in before what we all knew would happen happened it’s never been about safety it’s about the almighty dollar.

  22. I haven’t been watching it anyway. Might as well cancel the season. I wouldn’t notice. Well, there is that 5 minutes I look at scores on Tuesday, but other than that I have made due without foorball.

  23. directdriver says:
    October 3, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    The league should’ve planned for a shortened season to only, say, 14 games to account for events like this so teams can make up covid postponements in the back end of the season.
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    Got rid of pre-season games. Four weeks right there.

  24. “Pro sports are a reward for a functioning society.”

    – ROFL….Darwin would have a field day with this quote.

  25. Jordan Ta’amu is only the scout team QB against which the 1st team defense practices against.

    So, he’s only capable of wiping out Spagnuolo’s front seven, and all the 2nd and 3rd team offensive players taking huddles and lining up with him.

    Man…this whole thing is about to spin out of control.

  26. I haven’t been watching it anyway. Might as well cancel the season. I wouldn’t notice. Well, there is that 5 minutes I look at scores on Tuesday, but other than that I have made due without foorball
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    Yet here you are, on a NFL site to tell us all about it

  27. packmad1 says:
    October 3, 2020 at 3:33 pm
    It can take 4-14 days to test positive after exposure. The NFL thinking just a day or 2 will do because they test everyday is asinine.

    They are letting the Vikings play because no one has tested positive yet. So they play, start popping positive and it has already spread, and so on and so forth.

    The season is a goner, which sucks.

    _______________________

    Exactly. No chance this game is played this week. 0.00%

  28. The only positive aspect of this is that the Patriots didn’t stick everyone besides Newton on the team plane. The Titans had a positive result for a coach come back on Fri. night or Sat. morning, and the league still had them all travel together to Minnesota. I still think there’s going to be a few more positive tests for the Patriots in the coming days (others have pointed out the nature of the testing), but they might have reduced the number a bit by keeping everyone off the plane (at least for now).

  29. Really doubt there’s going to be a full 16 game season. Hopefully the NFL has contingency plans for a shortened season.

  30. Just remember .NO ONE IS GETTING SICK. Who cares if you have COVID. Look at the actual stats, don’t listen to fear mongrrs

  31. kybronco says:
    October 3, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Just remember .NO ONE IS GETTING SICK. Who cares if you have COVID. Look at the actual stats, don’t listen to fear mongrrs
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    If the death rate for NFL players mirrors this age group in the population at large, 6 will die from Covid.

  32. since there are basically no fans the NFL can add weeks and pysh back playoffs if needed. there is no reason to add weeks at this point

  33. kybronco says:

    Just remember .NO ONE IS GETTING SICK. Who cares if you have COVID. Look at the actual stats, don’t listen to fear mongrrs

    Just lost a childhood friend on Thursday from Covid. 45 years old. Maybe you should give his parents a pep talk.

  34. They could have postponed the Steelers-Titans game until Monday or Tuesday but they chose instead to make them take their byes now, then play the next 13 games in a row.
    So how do the Pats get a pass?
    Pffft, what am I saying. Never mind.

  35. donnymacjack says:
    October 3, 2020 at 4:23 pm
    “Pro sports are a reward for a functioning society.”

    – ROFL….Darwin would have a field day with this quote.

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    Prime example of my point.

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