The NFL's three-game slate on Thanksgiving day is now a double-header.
Due to multiple positive coronavirus tests, the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers has been moved to Sunday.
Ravens-Steelers game postponed until Sunday afternoon.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 25, 2020
The Ravens currently have four players — Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins, Brandon Williams and Pernell McPhee — on the reserve/COVID-19 list along with multiple members of the team's staff also testing positive for coronavirus.
The unfortunate news is a big hit to the NFL and football fans as the Ravens-Steelers clash was the best game of the day.
There will not be a team with a winning record playing football on Thanksgiving Day.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) November 25, 2020
Needless to say, Steelers players aren't taking the postponement well, either.
First the NFL takes away our bye week because another team can’t get their Covid situation together, now they take away our Thanksgiving primetime game for the same reason. Smh.— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) November 25, 2020
What a joke....— Chase Claypool (@ChaseClaypool) November 25, 2020
to talk about what exactly? how they keep F**in us. we had a week 4 bye cause of this, now the only time we look forward to some rest was after one of the biggest PRIMETIME games we no longer have. we keep getting screwed this year. https://t.co/926ImapBOO— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) November 25, 2020
Maaaaaannnnnnnnnn that’s some BS— Devlin Hodges (@DevlinHodges10) November 25, 2020
The postponement is somewhat surprising as the 49ers' Week 9 tilt with the Packers wasn't delayed due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the Niners' roster, as Steelers tight end Eric Ebron pointed out in a tweet.
With your Thanksgiving night now free, you might have to actually talk to your family. We wish you good luck.
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