dangolka (CBS) — The Patriots are coping with one other optimistic COVID-19 take a look at on Friday, however for now, their sport in opposition to the Denver Broncos continues to be set for Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.
The Broncos are set to fly to New England on Saturday, and in accordance with a number of experiences, they’ve been informed by the NFL that the sport will go on as deliberate — no less than for now.
After the sport was finally pushed from Week 5 to Week 6 following three optimistic exams for the Patriots final week, gamers are anxious to play the sport this weekend. The NFL, for the time being, has no contingency plans in place to reschedule the lean.
And because it at present stands, this sport is on monitor to be performed Sunday. No different contingencies have been mentioned right now, per supply. https://t.co/fwiETPUJvV
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2020
The Broncos are slated to fly to New England early afternoon on Saturday. I'm informed coach Vic Fangio addressed the state of affairs post-practice right now, informed gamers they need to all assume the sport will probably be performed as scheduled. And be prepared for something.
As of proper now, sport's on.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 16, 2020
#Broncos have been in communication with NFL about experiences on #Patriots optimistic take a look at and are continuing ahead with Sunday’s preparation. All they’ll do till get extra data #Denver7
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) October 16, 2020
The NFL doesn’t have a lot wiggle room this week, a luxurious that they had final weekend once they merely pushed the sport to Week 6 and had the Patriots and Broncos take their bye in Week 5. And even pushing the Pats-Broncos again every week had a ripple impact on the remainder of the schedule, forcing a handful of groups to shuffle their schedules additional down the street.
The NFL is trying to keep away from that occuring once more, although in the long run, the protection of its gamers, coaches and workers members needs to be all of the league cares about.
The Patriots canceled their Friday observe after heart James Ferentz reportedly examined optimistic for COVID-19.