Cowboys-Ravens moves to Tuesday, Dec. 8, with Steelers-Washington a day earlier

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The NFL has confirmed changes to its schedule for this week and next.

The Ravens-Steelers game, originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night and moved three times since, will kickoff at 3:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday. NBC will broadcast the game nationally.

That creates a domino effect with the Week 13 schedule.

The Cowboys-Ravens game, originally scheduled for this Thursday, has changed a second time. It now will kickoff Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 8:05 p.m. ET. FOX and NFL Network will broadcast that game nationally.

The Steelers game against the Washington Football Team, originally scheduled for Sunday, will move to Monday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. ET. The NFL will announce broadcast arrangements for that game at a later date.

“These decisions were made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts,” the NFL announced in a statement.

31 responses to “Cowboys-Ravens moves to Tuesday, Dec. 8, with Steelers-Washington a day earlier

  1. The NFL now trying to save face saying that this was a medical decision, but after screwing the Broncos yesterday the NFL brass has lost credibility.

  2. Again, the Ravens get a better deal with an extra day of rest, despite causing this nonsense. Steelers play Wed / Mon / Sun and Ravens play Wed / Tue / Mon. Steelers 3 games in 12 days, Ravens 3 games in 13 with extra day btwn 1st and 2nd games

  3. The Ravens are the reason all these games are being delayed and yet they get to play on Tuesday and the Steelers are made to play on Monday. How does that make any sense.

  4. The Steelers have to play 3 games in 12 days & the Washington Football Team comes in to play the Steelers off 11 days rest! The Ravens caused this mess & hopefully this puts a bigger chip on the Steelers shoulders..

  5. Now its being reported that Dobbins and Ingram that were not able to play tomorrow night will now be able to play on Wednesday ? Talk about helping out the Ravens .

  6. So in other words, the Ravens get the extra day to clear most of their starters in exchange for stopping the complaining about this Wednesday? I hope the Steelers whip them by 110 points.

  7. This makes no sense. The Ravens are still not going to be able to hold a practice so why give them an extra day other than allowing some of these guys to come off the list just in time? And that stinks of favoritism. Plus they give an extra day of rest to the Ravens for the week after? Unbelievable.

  8. Remember folks the NFL ALWAYS SAYS it’s about keeping the game fair, and balanced. Except when they’re giving preferential treatment to one team while forcing other teams to simply deal with it and play.

  9. They need to go ahead and move the super bowl back a couple of weeks. Postpone this game till a week after the regular season was due to end then play it. But anyone who had tested positive causing this mess should be deemed ineligible for the game.

  10. Ravens must have told Goodell that they’ll refuse to play unless they get next Tuesday over next Monday.

  11. icouldcareless says:
    November 30, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Remember folks the NFL ALWAYS SAYS it’s about keeping the game fair, and balanced.
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    Nope, not this year. They specifically said #1 is COVID safety, #2 is competitive balance, and everybody agreed to that this summer.

  12. This whole season is a screwed up season, as far as I am concerned, so I really don’t care what they decide to do.
    They can move games, cancel games, or even shut the whole thing down for a couple of weeks as far as I am concerned. What difference does it make, in the final analysis?
    When you have a team which will come out of a division as awful as the NFC East is, the whole thing is just a travesty, anyway.
    I have said forever and still say, put all the teams in the NFC in one league (The NFL) and all the teams in the AFC in the other league (The AFL) and put them in order 1 thru 16 and play only the teams in their league with a balanced schedule so every team plays every other team, and then let the top 4 teams in each league play in the playoffs with the two winners in each league meeting in the Super Bowl. Forget about the inter-league play and go back to the way it used to be when it was so much better than it is now.
    The divisional set up and inter-conference play has made the whole thing ridiculous, in my opinion. It’s beyond stupid for two teams battling to make the playoffs having to play a team from another conference on the last weekend of the regular season.
    I am a Packers fan and watching the Packers play teams from the AFC doesn’t do a thing for me. I feel they should be battling teams from their own Conference every weekend.
    I would love to see what everyone would say if by miracle a team from the NFC East with a 6 and 10 record somehow made it to the Super Bowl and won. The odds are certainly against it, but just to see egg all over the NFL’s face, I’d love to see it.

  13. Not sure if all the pontificaters are aware that multiple Ravens players tested positive and played in the Titans game exposing unknown other players and staff. The tests were done prior to the game but the results took several days. That major flaw is what has been exposed and why the games are now being moved back, safety.

  14. When has the NFL ever been fair? Just look at the schedules every year and you can clearly see the partiality.

  15. Not only do the Ravens avoid losing draft picks and/or
    forfeiting the game for not following established protocols
    to avoid a major COVID outbreak, but they get preferential
    treatment in the scheduling— AND this after their players
    threaten a wildcat walkout.

    These decisions make no sense. Their disregard for rules
    that others have to abode by, have caused a cascade in
    re-scheduling games which affect, and penalize other teams.

    There needs to be consequences associated with such behavior.
    Misconduct should not be rewarded. This needs to be addressed.

  16. Not only do the Ravens avoid losing draft picks and/or
    forfeiting the game for not following established protocols
    to avoid a major COVID outbreak, but they get preferential
    treatment in the scheduling— AND this after their players
    threaten a wildcat walkout.

    These decisions make no sense. Their disregard for rules
    that others have to abide by, have caused a cascade in
    re-scheduling games which affect, and penalize other teams.

    There needs to be consequences associated with such behavior.
    Misconduct should not be rewarded. This wrong needs to be addressed
    and rectified.

  17. It’s beyond stupid for two teams battling to make the playoffs having to play a team from another conference on the last weekend of the regular season.
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    That hasn’t happened for years. Week 17 is all intra-Divisional games.
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    When has the NFL ever been fair? Just look at the schedules every year and you can clearly see the partiality.
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    The opponents are set by a formula. The formula is completely fair with all teams in a division playing the same opponents for 14 of the 16 games and the other two games based on your record last year.

    If you are complaining about the schedule, call FOX, CBS, NBC, and ESPN (because they have the biggest say), not the NFL.

  18. Moudabo says:
    November 30, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Not only do the Ravens avoid losing draft picks and/or
    forfeiting the game for not following established protocols
    to avoid a major COVID outbreak, but they get preferential
    treatment in the scheduling— AND this after their players
    threaten a wildcat walkout.

    There needs to be consequences associated with such behavior.
    Misconduct should not be rewarded. This needs to be addressed.
    ———–

    Why do you think there won’t be consequences? Because it wasn’t immediate? Look how long it was after the Raiders and Saints infractions until their punishments were announced. The Ravens fiasco isn’t even over yet. Does it matter if the League announces they’ve lost draft picks on December 1 instead of April 1?.

  19. ” Does it matter if the League announces they’ve lost draft picks on December 1 instead of April 1?. ”

    It absolutely makes a difference. Timely and consistent messaging along
    with penalizing the flaunting of rules makes an immediate impact.
    That’s what you want to curb this kind of behavior.

    Need to be consistent and firm. Titans got off easy… the Raiders were nailed.
    The Broncos were shown no mercy, but the NFL caves to the Ravens. Why ?

    Second, it opens the Ravens up to more severe penalties if they
    mess up again… and they might.

    As an offshoot, it also dissuades other teams from being lackadaisical
    with rules that were set to protect players and personnel. Doing this
    gives them the best chance to finish the season.

  20. Let’s see, during the offseason the BLT QB violated protocol and got no punishment. He’s done it again. Still no punishment. Meanwhile the Broncos had a league-endorsed meeting of their 3 QBs and they have to play without them. Anyone venture to guess what the difference is?
    tToo bad the Raiders don’t have a RB playing QB. They never would have even been given a wrist slap.

  21. Finally the rest of the NFL watching world can see why AFC north fans hate the purple Browns. A truly despicable franchise headed by the biggest creep of all.

  22. The league can give the Ravens anything they want. Their turnover machine, immature QB will torpedo any chance they have in the playoffs. Gonna love to hear Ravens fans resigned to the fact that Jackson is a glorified RB after the albatross $100mill contract they hand to him.

  23. The Steelers have to play 3 games in 12 days & the Washington Football Team comes in to play the Steelers off 11 days rest!

    Yea, play a undefeated team on the road, then fly to the West Coast to play the 49ers on a short week.
    Gee, Thanks A lot.

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