NFL Week 5: Negatives in New England, Nashville positive for COVID-19

NFL Week 5: Negatives in New England, Nashville positive for COVID-19
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NFL Week 5: Negatives in New England, Nashville positive for COVID-19. NFL Week 5 of the season starts with zero positive COVID-19 results from Thursday testing, results indicate Week 5 will move forward with an adjusted schedule, according to multiple reports came out Friday.

There are potential snafus to the NFL Week 5 lineup as well.

Additional positive tests for the Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots or Kansas City Chiefs over the weekend could lead to calling off those games for a new schedule of the week for those called-off (if, in case happens to be) games.

Furthermore,  the New York Jets had to close their facility on Friday while attempting to confirm the positive test of one of their players, according to multiple sources and reports.

No new positive tests for the Titans

No new positive tests for the Titans, Patriots and Chiefs overnight would likely allow for their games to be played this week, on schedule.

The Titans had a tough time with positive cases, they have had two dozen positive tests for the virus including players and staff, could return to the team facility for the first time in nine days. While in Nashville, a formal practice session has not been held in Nashville since two days before the Titans played the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3.


The Titans are currently probably booked to play their NFL Week 5 game on Tuesday against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills at that point would play their planned Thursday game against the Chiefs next Sunday to keep the Week 6 timetable generally unblemished.

New England, which flew in and out of Kansas City on Monday, hosts the Denver Broncos on Monday. That game had been scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday before Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The Chiefs have not recorded any sure tests since a week

The Chiefs have not restored any sure tests since a week ago – practice crew quarterback Jordan Ta’amu was the only positive – however, the brooding time frame for the COVID changes extraordinarily. Just three days have passed since the Chiefs and Patriots met at Arrowhead Arena.

On another side, The Jets are who have not had an impressive season till NFL week 5, are coming off of their fourth consecutive loss to open the 2020 season and last played on Thursday night in Week 4.