Steelers vs Titans game postponed to later in season
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans was supposed to be playing this Sunday for the Sunday Night Football game, but some Titans' players and staff tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. This was the first time that a team in the regular season had to deal with players and staff testing positive for COVID-19. At first, the league was going to have the teams play Monday or Tuesday of next week, but decided that it was not going to be enough to make sure that players have the required time to quarantine.
"The decision to postpone the game was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel," the NFL said in a statement. "The Titans facility will remain closed and the team will continue to have no in-person activities until further notice."
This is the first example of what may be to come when players or staff test positive for COVID-19 during the course of the season. It could also endanger the season, players, as well as push back the playoffs, if more teams test positive for COVID-19 This is a situation that the league is monitoring closely.