Ravens generate more positive tests on Sunday

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The Ravens-Steelers game continues to hang in the balance.

The Ravens have returned multiple positive COVID-19 tests today, two days before their twice-postponed game against the Steelers.

Per a league source, multiple player/staff positives were detected via Sunday morning PCR testing.

It’s unclear where things go from here. Jay Glazer of FOX reported earlier today that the team would return to the facility tonight for conditioning, but that additional positives could affect that.

Additional positives have now happened. It’s up to the league now to make the next move.

It’s believed that the league will declare these positives to be part of the “tail end” of the past exposure, and that the game will be played on Tuesday night unless: (1) the Ravens generate positive tests on Tuesday and the results are available before kickoff; or (2) the Ravens inform the league that they aren’t playing, and they take the first forfeit in the 101-season history of the NFL.

19 responses to “Ravens generate more positive tests on Sunday

  1. I guess taking the first forfeit in history would look bad, but this game is becoming a joke anyway with the number of players out for the Ravens

  2. They need to be fined $10 million dollars, and have 5 first round picks taken from them for their failures. Hey if we’re punishing other teams for having 1 or 2 positive results then we need to do the hammer on these Ravens

  3. As a Ravens fan, they just need to take the L on this one, and heads need to roll. If they were following protocol and social distancing procedures, then it wouldn’t be this widespread and we wouldn’t be seeing results like this every day. This has been a failure from top to bottom and people need to be held accountable. Especially with the scary situation that Andrews, who has type 1 diabetes, just came back positive.

  4. For the safety of all those who could be exposed on Tuesday night, just forfeit this game or give it a 0-0 tie.

  5. Goodell is in a huge pickle here. Making the Broncos play without a QB on the roster while pushing the Ravens game and then moving their Thursday game also so Lamar wouldn’t have to miss 2 games is not a good look. Especially when the Niners, Raiders, and Pats all had to play without starters and QBs… and on top of all of this, he’s already set precedent of fines and draft picks for teams that violate the protocols.
    The Ravens didn’t violate the protocols, they shattered them. So Goodell needs to come down on them hard. But just like he did with Bluetooth guy and changing the rules after Harbaugh whined, I suspect he will continue to play favorites and not do anything. In fact he’ll probably move Tuesday’s game as well so Lamar and the starters don’t end up missing a single game.

  6. It seems that this COVID-19 thing is pretty contagious. I’ve never seen the flu spread that fast.

  7. A week 18 won’t help. U have Xmas and new years Eve coming up. If u want to finish the season start forfeiting games or the nfl can have the super bowl next spring. Teams that can’t or won’t field a team loses. Winning team gets paid and the forfeit doesn’t. By the end of regular season doubt anyone is going to field a team unless u stop at local bar and see who wants to play.

  8. Stop bending over for the Ravens and just give them a win. You are embarrassing the Shield, Roger.

  9. Who cares. If the Broncos have to play so do the Ravens. Even if they only suit up 20 guys.

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    They will probably postpone the game. Given the horrible ratings and lack of revenue, the league office wants the to determine which teams are in the playoffs. They are completely rigging the results.

  10. As a Ravens fan, they just need to take the L on this one, and heads need to roll. If they were following protocol and social distancing procedures, then it wouldn’t be this widespread and we wouldn’t be seeing results like this every day. This has been a failure from top to bottom and people need to be held accountable. Especially with the scary situation that Andrews, who has type 1 diabetes, just came back positive.

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    It’s obvious that, even if you follow all of the protocols, you can still get it. Nothing we are doing is making any kind of difference. Masks don’t work.

  11. Look, the NFL knew this well before the season started: this virus is highly contagious and a big concern. What’s shocking is that it did nothing in terms of schedule flexibility to deal with issues when they would inevitably arise. So here we are– and this was all highly predictable during flu season and the start of winter.
    Not only has Goodell boxed himself in by not planning for these outbreaks, he’s also yet again been playing favorites and adjusting schedules based on protecting his stars, not any rational or consistent approach. Why he continues to protect the Ravens and Lamar with their second-worst offense in the league is beyond confusing at this point, because the Ravens are not very good and Lamar has been exposed.

  12. rspreier says: “It’s obvious that, even if you follow all of the protocols, you can still get it. Nothing we are doing is making any kind of difference. Masks don’t work.”
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    Harbaugh, the Ravens and the Broncos QB room obviously agree.

  13. What is the league office over looking here, they cannot play but players are coming back to facility to practice. Talk about a big question mark they cancel their games and more positive test no fines nothing

  14. So when do the Ravens get the huge fine and loss of draft picks, they’ve had the biggest outbreak of any team so far?

    OHHH that’s right, Goodell’s Golden boy Ravens will get nothing, no fine and no loss of picks!

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