The Tennessee Titans’ Week 4 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers has been postponed to a future date, so what’s next for the Titans?
After multiple players and personnel from both the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings tested positive for COVID-19, the NFL announced that the Titans’ game this Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers has been postponed.
The rumored date for the Titans to play that game was Monday or Tuesday at the latest. Now, the NFL has decided that the game will be moved to another week after more Titans players test positive for COVID-19.
The NFL hasn’t announced a new date for the game to be played, but in a statement, the league did say that the game will be moved to a later date.
"“The Pittsburgh-Tennessee game scheduled for Week 4 will be rescheduled to later this season after one additional Titans player and one personnel member tested positive for COVID-19 today,” the statement said. “An announcement of the new game will be made shortly.“The decision to postpone the game was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel. The Titans facility will remain closed and the team will continue to have no in-person activities until further notice.”"
So, with the Titans now off this Sunday, what’s next for the team? The Titans have the Buffalo Bills on the schedule next, so the Titans will now start planning for that game. The remainder of this week will likely be handled the same as a BYE week for the franchise.
There is also the possibility that the game could be canceled and not be played. I think that is probably unlikely, but the Titans could play only 15 games this season if the NFL decides it’s best for this game to not be made up. I’m sure CBS will push back on that as much as they possibly can so they don’t lose a potential nationally televised game.
For now, the Titans will have to take it day-by-day and week-by-week before they get back onto the game field. They need to take care of business in the locker room and take care of the players and personnel, and once they do that, they can take care of business on the field.