NFL announces schedule changes for Week Five

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The NFL made the schedule changes for this week official.

Two games were affected by COVID-19 concerns, prompting the NFL to back up separate games involving the Patriots and Titans.

The Broncos at Patriots game will move to Monday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN. It sets up a Monday night doubleheader for ESPN with the Chargers at Saints following at 8:15 p.m. ET.

The NFL acknowledge it remains uncertain whether the Titans will be cleared to play this week. The Titans’ facility remains closed as 23 members of the organization have tested positive for the coronavirus, including 13 players.

As of now, the Bills at Titans game is scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

“Should the Buffalo-Tennessee game be played on Tuesday night, the Week 6 Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills game scheduled for Thursday, October 15 will be moved to later in the weekend,” the NFL said in its release.

That would leave Thursday, Oct. 15, absent a game.

“These scheduling decisions were made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts,” the NFL said.

10 responses to “NFL announces schedule changes for Week Five

  1. This sucks for west coast people, having a game that starts at 2 PM on a work day. Can’t do anything about it except acknowledge it.

  2. I’m all for getting rid of Thursday Night Football permanently. Ditch Thursday Night Football and have Monday Night doubleheaders every week.

  3. fringetastic says:
    October 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm
    This sucks for west coast people, having a game that starts at 2 PM on a work day. Can’t do anything about it except acknowledge it.
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    This Monday is a national holiday so they can get away with that this week.

  4. Calvin Hobbes says:
    October 8, 2020 at 11:54 pm
    fringetastic says:
    October 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm
    This sucks for west coast people, having a game that starts at 2 PM on a work day. Can’t do anything about it except acknowledge it.
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    This Monday is a national holiday so they can get away with that this week.

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    While it is correct that Monday is a holiday, Columbus Day, it is a federal holiday giving federal employees the day off. Columbus Day observation is state to state – so not all companies give employees the day off.

  5. fringetastic says:
    October 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm
    This sucks for west coast people, having a game that starts at 2 PM on a work day. Can’t do anything about it except acknowledge it.

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    True. But East coast people get it bad all the time with night games ending between 11 and midnight. Must make for some sluggish workdays.

  6. mypostsalwaysseemtogetdeleted says:
    October 9, 2020 at 7:33 am
    Calvin Hobbes says:
    October 8, 2020 at 11:54 pm
    fringetastic says:
    October 8, 2020 at 9:15 pm
    This sucks for west coast people, having a game that starts at 2 PM on a work day. Can’t do anything about it except acknowledge it.
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    This Monday is a national holiday so they can get away with that this week.

    0 2 Rate This

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    While it is correct that Monday is a holiday, Columbus Day, it is a federal holiday giving federal employees the day off. Columbus Day observation is state to state – so not all companies give employees the day off.
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    Ah, you’re right. In that case, yes the Broncos-Patriots game should start later, so Bronco fans don’t miss a game that starts at 3PM local time.

  7. Move Packers-Buccaneers next week to Thursday night. The Packers are coming off a bye week and the Buccaners get a full week between games after playing Thursday night this week.

  8. What makes it even worse for west coast people is that the good game is shown early when we can’t watch it and the crap game (sorry Arizona and Dallas fans), which you couldn’t pay me to watch, is shown late.

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