Ravens-Steelers game remains set for Tuesday night

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Postponed from Thursday to Sunday and then from Sunday to Tuesday, the Week 12 game between the Ravens and Steelers in Pittsburgh remains on.

At this point, it will be postponed again only if there are ongoing positives that would lead medical professionals to believe there is continued risk of transmission.

For now, the league believes that Baltimore is in the tail end of the exposure that caused the outbreak, and that the ongoing positives flow from that.

The Ravens, as previously mentioned, were back in the facility on Sunday, for the first time since Tuesday. They’re scheduled to practice on Monday, pending final approval from the league.

Players remain skittish about the situation. On Sunday, NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills players and coaches to answer their questions and to help explain how health experts think through these decisions.

If there are no new positives on Monday and Tuesday, the game definitely will be played. The game still could be played, however, if there are more Baltimore positives.

12 responses to “Ravens-Steelers game remains set for Tuesday night

  1. If the Ravens have more positive tests they should be forced to forfeit. With the way the virus spread throughout roster and staff there is no way they were following league protocols. Just as the league made the Broncos play because they were entirely at fault for the position they were in, if the Ravens can’t play give them another L and close out week 12.

  2. there hasn’t been a confirmed transmission between competitors on the field, in college or pro football, afaik. therefore, if the Ravens feel that it’s in their best interest to forfeit, they are free to do so. otherwise, game on.

  3. NFL gave the ok to walk through Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. NFL knew the risk of an outbreak n went ahead. I’ve never seen a walk through, I imagine defensively n offensively there’s plenty of chance for spread. Given thevway Brown’s are playing, 11-5 finish may not make playoffs. I doubt Ravens get much discipline, even though a coach was irresponsible.

  4. Looking for the Ravens excuse-makers to be in here soon. If they keep delaying the game, we may see smack-talker Wink Martindale playing QB for them.

  5. It would be totally unfair to move this game to a make-up week 18. Most playoff teams would get an extra bye, while the Steelers would be playing an “extra” playoff game (Steeler vs Ravens is always playoff intensity, and the Ravens will likely need the win). If the Broncos can play without a QB, the Ravens can play with practice-squadders – especially since their predicament is self-inflicted.

  6. Maybe in the spirit of competition we could see more games where all the quarterbacks are out. Maybe the whole offense .
    There should have been a week shutdown around thanksgiving games and moved to a week 18. The Denver game is unfair to anyone chasing New Orleans for the one seed

  7. Did y’all see the weather forecast?

    Could be like watching a football game through a snow globe!

  8. No way Steelers should be jerked to week 18. Game must and will be played.

  9. rickover50 says:
    November 30, 2020 at 8:00 am
    Maybe in the spirit of competition we could see more games where all the quarterbacks are out. Maybe the whole offense .
    There should have been a week shutdown around thanksgiving games and moved to a week 18. The Denver game is unfair to anyone chasing New Orleans for the one seed
    =============
    So what happens if/when a similar thing occurs next week? Add a week 19?

  10. NFL and all the teams should be expecting situations like this, season has gone smoother to this point than most anticipated back in September.

    NFL is making their $$, keep this ship afloat as best as you can as long as you can. Push this game off, if needed play it in a week 18, delay playoffs to make it happen, this might not be the only game that would be in a week 18 – only thing that may complicate things more is if a particular team has 2 games that need to happen.

    Other logical scenario – is Ravens take a forfeit, money lost, but a drop in the bucket as it is only 1 game

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