Report: Ravens have no new positive tests Tuesday, so game is on

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The Ravens ended a stretch of nine consecutive days with at least one player testing positive for COVID-19.

The team had no positive tests Tuesday, Mark Maske of The Washington Post reports.

The good news means Wednesday’s game between the Ravens and Steelers, three times postponed, is on. Kickoff is set for 3:40 p.m. ET on NBC.

The Ravens are on their way to the airport to fly to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. They went through walkthroughs on Monday and Tuesday.

The game originally was scheduled for Thanksgiving night, but postponed by the COVID-19 outbreak in Baltimore. It went from Sunday to Tuesday to Wednesday.

It will mark the NFL’s first Wednesday game since the 2012 season opener between the Cowboys and Giants. That game was moved up a day because of President Barak Obama’s speech at the Democratic national convention that Thursday.

The delays have gone on so long that the Ravens are expected to have running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram back from the COVID-19 reserve list. They are scheduled to fly to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

24 responses to “Report: Ravens have no new positive tests Tuesday, so game is on

  1. The Steelers get a Wednesday 12:40 kickoff this week, followed by a Monday 2:00 kickoff next week? Geniuses!!!

  2. This has set a bad precedent, Teams will be trying to use this to their advantage moving forward.

  3. I would love a pft article about why baltimore and denver were treated differently regarding postponement.

  4. Playing the Ravens right now is like hooking up with a person at the bar that goes home with someone different every weekend. Decent chance you’re waking up the next morning with a strong burning sensation, or in this case, COVID toes.

  5. It’s so comical that everyone thinks the Ravens are getting some kind of advantage. They’re about to get smoked by the Steelers, regardless of the delays. They had a friekin outbreak people!!! Yes, their Coach caused it and ow they will suffer the consequences of a derailed season.

    Beyond that, they aren’t repeat offenders here like the Saints and Raiders were. They had an uncontrolled outbreak, not an isolated situation like the Broncos. All these situations are different. It is what it is, the penalty will be getting their asses kicked and probably missing the playoffs.

    Give the whining and crying about their “preferred treatment” a rest!

  6. NFL wouldn’t be accommodating the ravens so much if they were going to make sure they win this game. The NFL needs the ravens to win , they obviously cater to their every need. No way Goodell lets them lose

  7. In other news: the Denver broncos also have no new positive tests for the 5th straight day but will be forced to play this Sunday’s game using zoom.

  8. Soo, all these Ravens breakouts and not one player made the Covid list due to contact tracing?? And now their former players on the list are allowed to return and play?? Hmmmmm. Very interesting.

  9. Oh good. I hate seeing teams at a competitive disadvantage. I hope they get a qb back since we know how important those are. Thanks for keeping it even keeled in your coverage PFT.

  10. HagemeisterPark says:
    December 1, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    I would love a pft article about why baltimore and denver were treated differently regarding postponement.
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    It has been mentioned here, several times. There was also an article explaining the situations in the Week 12 FMIA that was released on PFT Monday morning.

    Be warned that it takes more than 140 characters to explain things.

  11. hermanmerman99 says:
    December 1, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    NFL wouldn’t be accommodating the ravens so much if they were going to make sure they win this game. The NFL needs the ravens to win , they obviously cater to their every need. No way Goodell lets them lose.
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    Interesting theory. Can you explain why, if the NFL caters to their every need, the Patriots, Steelers and Colts went to all those AFC Championship games, or how Goddell let the Titans to whip them, at home, in the Divisional round?

  12. All this because a genius Ravens strength coach thought he just had allergies. I hope the Steelers keep throwing the ball when they’re up 30-3.

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