League, Ravens expect to know whether outbreak is contained by Friday

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Thursday’s game between the Ravens and Steelers has been moved to Sunday. The next question is whether it moves from Sunday.

It can’t move to Monday or Tuesday, unless the league also moves next Thursday night’s game between the Cowboys and Ravens.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Ravens outbreak could get worse. The league and the team know how the outbreak began, and the league and the team believe that, by Friday, it will be known whether the outbreak is contained.

The fact that they won’t know until Friday made it impossible to play the game on Thursday.

If it isn’t played on Sunday, the game likely will become the first game played in an eighteenth week of the 2020 regular season.

Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, seven Ravens players have generated positive tests in the last three days, including most recently defensive lineman Calais Campbell, offensive lineman Patrick Makari, and offensive lineman Matt Skura. The incubation period and the lag between sample collection and result generation creates a potential cascading effect of positives.

10 responses to “League, Ravens expect to know whether outbreak is contained by Friday

  1. So when are the Ravens going to get fined and punished? Or is it just the Raiders that get the league’s wrath?

  2. I hope this game can still be nationally televised. I live in Ohio and if I have to see the Bengals/Giants or Browns/Jaguars instead of this very important game this is going to suck!

  3. The Ravens are cursed. They should have stuck to football and leave politics to the smart people

  4. It is nice to see that NFL gives certain teams special treatment. Then there Raiders get major fines and loses a draft pick and other teams get games moved What great league!

  5. Not a Steelers fan, but the NFL is doing them wrong. Why have other teams been able to play with multiple covid cases, but the Ravens can’t?

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