The Tennessee Titans will be taking this Sunday off after reports of players and personnel from the Titans and Vikings tested positive for COVID-19.
The NFL has postponed the Tennessee Titans’ Week 4 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. This comes after a report that players and personnel from the Titans tested positive for COVID-19 after their Week 3 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
A total of nine people in the Titans organization tested positive for COVID-19, including four players and five personnel.
This is the first NFL game that has been postponed due to COVID-19. We’ve seen the NFL handle COVID really well through the first three weeks of the 2020 season. From when teams came together this summer to now, the NFL has minimized the spread of COVID between its 32 franchises.
The NFL wants to postpone the game to give teams the opportunity to continue testing in case there are any more players or personnel that have tested positive for COVID-19 before continuing their season.
The postponed game will ultimately hurt the Titans because now the Titans won’t be able to have as many practices as the Steelers. Even if it is moved to Monday or Tuesday, the Titans will have a maximum of two practice days compared to a full week plus an extra day for the Steelers.
The positive coming out of this for fans of other teams and NFL fans in general, we could get football, both college and high school, every night from Thursday to next Tuesday.
We will now await the NFL’s decision on when the Titans and Steelers will play their game. If no more Titans test positive, then I think the most likely possibility will be the Titans play on Monday night.