Packers-49ers set to play Thursday night

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The latest round of testing for the Packers and 49ers is back and there were no results that will keep Thursday night’s game from being played.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the game is set to be played as scheduled after both teams dealt with positive COVID-19 test results and contact tracing earlier this week. That will leave both teams without players, but the show will go on without them.

Packers running back AJ Dillon tested positive and will not play. The Packers won’t have running back Jamaal Williams and linebacker Kamal Martin as they were deemed high-risk close contacts of Dillon.

On the 49ers side, wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is out because of a positive test. Left tackle Trent Williams, wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk and wide receiver Deebo Samuel were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list as close contacts, although Samuel was already set to miss the game with a hamstring injury.

24 responses to “Packers-49ers set to play Thursday night

  1. So Rodgers throws for 500 yards, and the 49ers rush for 350. The NFL has to be shaking their heads at this situation – I’ll find something on Netflix.

  2. The NFL is a business. A business has to make money. And no business should have to apologize for making money.

  3. Both teams have several players out because of injury and COVID related issues.

    All teams deal with injuries and other things during a season. This season like any other tests the quality of depth on teams.

    The healthiest teams and teams that deal with adversity best EVERY season have more success.

  4. I know the money for losing a Thursday Night game is substantial, but it sure seems like pushing this game back to Sunday or Monday would be beneficial to both teams.

  5. So now the league has decided they aren’t going to postpone any more games for COVID? OK, but they should have been doing that from day 1 instead of rearranging the entire schedule to accommodate the Titans.

  6. cjmcfootball says:
    November 5, 2020 at 9:28 am
    So now the league has decided they aren’t going to postpone any more games for COVID? OK, but they should have been doing that from day 1 instead of rearranging the entire schedule to accommodate the Titans.

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    Why is this a surprise? This is a new situation for everyone. The NFL, like the entire country, is learning and evolving their positions and decisions in real time here. What I don’t understand is how so many supposed “football fans” seen to want to throw out the entire season.

  7. freefromwhatyouare says:
    November 5, 2020 at 9:22 am
    Both teams have several players out because of injury and COVID related issues.

    All teams deal with injuries and other things during a season. This season like any other tests the quality of depth on teams.
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    Injuries generally aren’t communicable. COVID is. See how easy that is?

  8. So two Packers were in close contact with Dillon! Didn’t they test them? Aaron Rodgers wad in the huddle with Dillon is that not close contact as well?

  9. The show must go on.
    This has been a truly difficult season to navigate for every team and will continue to test their mettle at one point or another.
    Possibly many times.

    Quality depth and an innovative coaching staff are premiums to have.
    This season will continue, all of you hoping for it to end for whatever reasons are going to be disappointed.
    Give credit to the league for going to the lengths that they have with their protocols and daily testing, and to do what they can to control outbreaks.
    They’ve made the best out of an untenable situation.

    Gearing up for the Covid Bowl tonight. Looking forward to the Packers hopefully getting back on-track against a formidable coach who’s given them fits over these last few years.
    Can’t Wait!!!

  10. So two Packers were in close contact with Dillon! Didn’t they test them? Aaron Rodgers wad in the huddle with Dillon is that not close contact as well?
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    Not necessarily. Stephon Gilmore and Patrick Mahommes hugged and had close interaction while Gilmore had Covid and it was never spread.

  11. The way the 49ers are decimated by injuries, the Pack could probably win this game without dressing a single RB.

  12. youngnoize says:
    November 5, 2020 at 11:11 am
    This game should be postponed. The 49ers are severely shorthanded and this is unfair.

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    GB is on their 4th string RB, and missing their starting ILB due to contact tracing.

  13. The Niners are also on their 4th string RB. They are down to practice squad WRs. 3rd string CBs. Second string D-line and O-line. Backup QBs

    If the Packers lose this game, they should be embarrassed.

  14. Just got my Reggie White framed and autographed picture vs. San Fran in the NFC Champ game back from my framer. Had it re-framed to match some of the other frames in that section of my music/sports cave.

    Just another great memory of the battles between the Niners and Packers over the years.

    #GoPackGo!✊

  15. As a niner fan, SF has every excuse not to win the rest of the season and thats fine with me. Watching video of trey Lance and Zach Wilson makes me feel much better!

  16. nastysavage says:

    As a niner fan, SF has every excuse not to win the rest of the season and thats fine with me. Watching video of trey Lance and Zach Wilson makes me feel much better!

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    The 49era 21st century team building method; tank the season and draft high for that infrequent and very short brush with excellence.

  17. beedubyatoo says:
    November 5, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Injuries generally aren’t communicable. COVID is. See how easy that is?

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    The flu is also communicable. People have played games, etc. while having the flu. People die from the flu and flu-related complications every single year.

    So what the argument is is how destructive is the communicable disease/virus and whether the risks are deemed too great. Many people seem to think the covid risks are too great to carry on with our lives. Others don’t.

    How many current pro atheletes have died from covid? Things are rarely as simple as commenters want to make them. Myself included.

  18. Can’t win a title with a backup caliber QB taking up tons of cap room. Having a clueless pathetic owner doesn’t help either. Come on Denise….give it back to Eddy already!! We’ve suffered enough!!

  19. packerlies says:
    November 5, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Correct, the science shows that 99.6% of those who catch Covid do not die. Out of the variance….we have the most vulnerable over 80 with pre-existing conditions. Easy answer is protect the most vulnerable and use smart protocol for everyone else. Vaccine is well underway …the rest is political nonsense

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