NFL Week 6: NFL found no new COVID-19 positives, all games going forward
After another week of positive tests and facility closures of players and team officials, the NFL is reportedly going forward with all NFL Week 6 games as per scheduled, after the league recorded no new positive COVID-19 infections on Sunday morning, which indicates green signal for all NFL Week 6 games.
“Source: All Week 6 games are on as scheduled. No new positives across the league. Play football,” Tom Pelisseroon Twitter.
It was once again a busy week for the NFL on fighting COVID-19 front. The most positive development in this regard was the Tennessee Titans, which had the league’s first major outbreak, playing their first game in over two weeks on Tuesday. They haven’t reported any positive tests since.
Three days of facility closures, positive tests
While the Titans were on the mend, several other NFL top tier teams had to make adjustments on the fly after their officials and players were tested positive for Coronavirus. The Atlanta Falcons, in the effect, had to close their facility on Thursday after one positive test found. The Philadelphia Eagles also placed one of their offensive linemen on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. The Jacksonville Jaguars conducted their Saturday workouts virtually because of closures of their training facility after a player on their practice squad tested positive for COVID-19, and then placed 75 percent of their practice squad players on the reserve/COVID-19 list as a result of that flow.
The list goes on, as the Baltimore Ravens listed defensive tackle Brandon Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list, as a precautionary measure in order to fight through spread if and if he is infected, though he reportedly didn’t test positive and was only exposed to someone who tested positive. A coach on the Denver Broncos tested positive on Saturday and won’t travel with the team to play the New England Patriots.
Teams across the league had to take precautions in order to fight the virus, and about it, speaking of the Patriots, they closed their facility on Friday after another positive test, and then placed three players on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
NFL Week 6 games on the schedule
According to multiple reports coming over, the NFL week 6 games are on as scheduled before since the league found no positive case.
According to the current situation, we can expect that It’s certainly possible that there could be more weeks of positive tests and facility closures of NFL teams. In short, in this fight against virus the farther we get into the season, the more difficult it will become for the NFL to reschedule games [had to be suspended or rescheduled] without extending the season. In this regard, Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that the NFL is flexible and open to adding an extra week if necessary, but they’re probably thrilled it didn’t come to that this week.