Raiders-Browns game postponed to Monday

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The Raiders and Browns will not be playing on Saturday afternoon.

As initially reported by Josina Anderson of USA Today Sports and now reported by many, the game between the two AFC teams is being pushed back to Monday because of the COVID-19 outbreak that’s hit the Browns this week. They have 20 players on their COVID-19 reserve list and head coach Kevin Stefanski also tested positive this week.

This is the first game that has been rescheduled this year after it happened multiple times in 2020 due to COVID issues.

Multiple reports say the game will kick off at 5 p.m. ET in Cleveland. The Saturday game was set to be broadcast on NFL Network and will remain on that channel.

There are also conversations taking place about moving the Washington-Eagles and Seahawks-Rams games to Tuesday because of outbreaks in Washington and Los Angeles.

25 responses to “Raiders-Browns game postponed to Monday

  1. That’s completely ridiculous. The Raiders have to fly across the country just to have a short week next week just so the Browns, whose players violated the NFL protocols, can field a team. How else did so many get COVID?

  2. I wonder if they put protocols in place to determine whether or not a game can be postponed. If not, Pandora’s box has just been opened! Have fun with that!

  3. I recall a game last year where the entire offensive line for the Raiders was out with the covid protocol and yes, the NFL made them play. Double Standard always when the Raiders are involved.

  4. A can of worms, a Pandora’s Box, has been opened. Wait until teams in contention believe they are on the short end of a policy that gets in the way of other established policies – whether of recent vintage or not.

  5. Will an extra day really make a difference? I still think the Browns will be under manned on Monday.

  6. NFL screws the Raiders again, what’s new? If the shoe was on the other foot the game would go on.

  7. A b.s. ruling that favors the Browns.

    And this is how the NFL opened a can of worms when they embraced gambling. How can we know whether money is being moved around to favor gamblers who placed wagers on the Browns?

  8. Better get real healthy Browns! After Monday night get ready to play on Christmas at Lambeau! Merry Christmas!

  9. According to the leagues own rules, the Browns outbreak should result in a forfeiture of the game. Why do they get the privilege of moving back 2 days? Why do the Raiders have to agree with the league on this. The league is disregarding their own rules. Remember when the Broncos had no healthy qbs and had to start a wr at qb? You field a team of players and play in this case or forfeit.

  10. The league just cut a team a huge break. They also screwed another team in the process that does not have an outbreak.

    And they keep telling us this stuff isn’t fixed. It might not be fixed but it sure is slanted.

  11. TOTAL CRAP!! Field a team or forfeit! Why change the rules now. Not fair to the other teams that faced similar issues earlier in the year.

  12. The haters can talk but if one single team (the Raiders)is not getting fair treatment then the league is a fraud!

  13. And thanks for the 2.00 PM West Coast starting time. Most of us will still be at work when they kick off. The Browns should have to play Saturday or forfeit. As the league stated prior to the season. Typical NFL lie.

  14. Every guy with Covid on the Browns is vaxxed and followed the rules. Something like 18/22 Browns starters would have been out. In other words the whole team. Makes sense to me.

  15. Tuck Gate, Email Gate and now COVID Gate…keep turning the knife in the back Roger!!!! Can you say Corrupt? You don’t have to, actions speak louder than words.

  16. What if the Raiders have an outbreak of covid by Monday afternoon? Will the Raiders catch a break and have the game rescheduled until Wednesday?

    Not likely, I’d say. Put a team on the field or forfeit the game.

  17. Way to screw the fans who travelled from across the country. My first pro game, got in to Ohio just in time to find out it was rescheduled and I can no longer attend.

  18. -“The game between the two AFC teams is being pushed back to Monday because of the COVID-19 outbreak that’s hit the Browns this week. They have 20 players on their COVID-19 reserve list and head coach Kevin Stefanski also tested positive this week.”
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    “Every guy with Covid on the Browns is vaxxed and followed the rules… Makes sense to me.”
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    “Makes sense to you??” That’s absolutely brilliant, you must be one of those new geniuses.

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