Ravens had more positive COVID-19 tests

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The positive COVID-19 tests in Baltimore continued to come on Wednesday.

According to multiple reports, the latest round of testing for the Ravens returned multiple new positive results. That marks four straight days with positive tests for members of the organization.

The outbreak caused Thursday night’s game against the Steelers to be postponed until Sunday, although that rescheduled date may be at risk if the positive tests continue to come in. The league believes they will know by Friday if the outbreak has been contained to a point that the game can move forward at its new time.

Baltimore disciplined a staff member — a strength and conditioning coach, per reports — for breaching COVID-19 protocols that included not reporting symptoms and not wearing a mask consistently. The league has penalized other teams for such breaches and could penalize the Ravens as well.

23 responses to “Ravens had more positive COVID-19 tests

  1. If the disciplinary action was taken before the outbreak, the team should not be penalized. If just now undertaken to minimize culpability on their part, then team sanctions are warranted.

  2. If they can’t play the game on Sunday, then it is time to have the Ravens forfeit the game and not screw the entire league with a week 18 game and different playoffs, especially since at least one staff member did not follow important protocol. Let’s see if the NFL has any guts.

  3. Several months into the pandemic and still having to remind people to use their heads and wear masks is nearly as irritating as those who ignored all the warnings, get sick, then broadcast that the virus is no joke. 8 months in and the numbers continue to climb thanks to the ignorant, the brain-washed, and the chuckleheads.

  4. The NFL just postponed the biggest primetime Thanksgiving game because of COVID.

    I don’t want to see another comment here ever again that the league doesn’t care about healthy and safety of teams because of money.

  5. Holeinone09- How in the hell is adding a week 18 screwing the rest of the league? It adds two playoff spots, which definitely HELPS two teams, gives *every* team a buffer in case they have their own outbreak, and gives the teams that don’t need Week 18 a week of rest before their playoff push. The ONLY teams that get screwed are the ones who secure the existing BYE and don’t have have that advantage. So, I guess you’re a Steelers or Chiefs fan?

  6. If the Ravens can’t play the game Sunday, they should be forced to forfeit. Steelers win 1-0.

    It is disgusting that the Steelers are going to be the ones penalized by the Ravens’ carelessness. The league needs to man up.

  7. First Raiders outbreak thier entire offensive line plus a key backup were placed on the covid list

    NFL – Move game UP, not back. Fine + take a draft pick

    Second Raiders outbreak almost thier entire starting defense plus a few backups were placed on the covid list

    NFL – Have fun playing K.C

  8. billzbubb says:
    November 26, 2020 at 9:29 am
    If the Ravens can’t play the game Sunday, they should be forced to forfeit. Steelers win 1-0.

    It is disgusting that the Steelers are going to be the ones penalized by the Ravens’ carelessness. The league needs to man up.
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    Actually, the score of a forfeited game would be 2-0, according to league rules.

    I am a die-hard “bleed black and yellow” Steelers fan, since 1968 when I went to my first Steelers game at Pitt Stadium and watched them lose to the St. Louis Cardinals. Most true Steelers fans are totally against a forfeit. If the Steelers manage to go 16-0, that would be forever tarnished by having one of the victories via a win in a game that was never even played. Even worse would be a 19-0 season with a forever asterisk on it. There might be some grumbling from fans of other teams (mostly fans of teams out of contention) that this is season needs an asterisk anyway, but we can live with that.

    Delay the game until Monday or Tuesday, even add a week 18. A forfeit? No way.

  9. Brent Burpee says:
    November 26, 2020 at 9:23 am
    Holeinone09- How in the hell is adding a week 18 screwing the rest of the league? It adds two playoff spots, which definitely HELPS two teams, gives *every* team a buffer in case they have their own outbreak, and gives the teams that don’t need Week 18 a week of rest before their playoff push. The ONLY teams that get screwed are the ones who secure the existing BYE and don’t have have that advantage. So, I guess you’re a Steelers or Chiefs fan?

    Yes it screws up the league to yet again overlook their own important protocols, and to pamper one team, the Ravens, whose staff did not comply with critical protocols. And yes, I am a Steeler fan. The Steelers already lost their original bye due to the Titans nonsense. And now this. If the game moves to week 18 and the playoffs change, the Steeler won’t get the bye if they have the best record at that time. My opinion is that if teams still cannot control their own staff with the virus (and the Ravens have in fact disciplined at least one of their staff), then they should pay the penalty of a forfeit. The Steelers, nor any other team, should have to pay the price twice.

  10. Brent Burpee says:
    November 26, 2020 at 9:23 am

    “The ONLY teams that get screwed are the ones who secure the existing BYE and don’t have have that advantage. So, I guess you’re a Steelers or Chiefs fan?”
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    I agree. Imagine a team with maybe one or two losses expecting an advantage that they worked all season to secure!

  11. After all that has transpired this year, the overcrowded hospitals, the overworked responders, the climbing death toll…it’s astounding that so many people don’t take this virus seriously… I’m convinced this country has a death-wish…

  12. billzbubb says:
    November 26, 2020 at 9:29 am

    If the Ravens can’t play the game Sunday, they should be forced to forfeit. Steelers win 1-0.
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    If there is a forfeit, the score should be 2-0. ‘Safety’. Seems appropriate.

  13. The loss of the prime time slot doesn’t really matter to the Steelers. The bigger difference is going from playing the Ravens on a short week after they had a physically and mentally tough overtime loss to playing them after they have fully rested, albeit with a loss of players.

    The problem with moving this to Week 18 is that the Ravens may be out of playoff contention by that point, so the Steelers would be forced to play a likely meaningless game and go straight into the playoffs while every possible opponent gets a bye week.

  14. Kurt Laughlin says:
    November 26, 2020 at 10:36 am

    The problem with moving this to Week 18 is that the Ravens may be out of playoff contention by that point, so the Steelers would be forced to play a likely meaningless game and go straight into the playoffs while every possible opponent gets a bye week.
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    You make a good point. It is not farfetched that both the Steelers and Chiefs could have to play a game in week 18 (not against each other) in order to determine the #1 seed in the AFC, while all of the other seeded teams get a week off, including the winner of the NFC East. With no fans in most stadiums, the #1 seed would be virtually meaningless.

  15. They are obviously hapless and should either forfeit or just roll out their crap team on the field to get stomped.

  16. Face it. Roger is in over his head on this one. The Empire is starting to crumble. But the NFL money machine must go on at all costs. XFL replacement players, anyone?

  17. This isn’t going to get any better after the holidays. A week 18 will not be any better. Probably way to late to bubble so start the forfeiting of games. Team that has to forfeit also doesn’t get paid. Time for tough love if nfl expects to get through the season on time

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