Report: NFL Expects Patriots-Broncos Recreation To Be Performed, Regardless of COVID-19 Positives

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dangolka (CBS) — The scenario unfolding in Foxboro doesn’t look good total, and it actually doesn’t look good by way of the Patriots having the ability to play their sport on Sunday in opposition to the Broncos.

However as of Wednesday morning, the NFL nonetheless plans for that sport to be performed.

Mike Klis of 9News in Denver reported that an NFL spokesman replied to a query in regards to the standing of Sunday’s sport by saying, “It’s on.”

In fact, in a really fluid scenario, that might change shortly. However the league is intent in the meanwhile on holding the sport on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.

Up to now via the pandemic, the league has solely postponed two video games, a Week Four assembly between the Titans and Steelers and the sport between the Patriots and Chiefs. The Titans-Steelers contest was moved to Week 7, whereas the Patriots-Chiefs sport moved again simply in the future, after Cam Newton examined constructive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

Since that sport has been performed, the Patriots have added two gamers to the reserve/COVID-19 record: cornerback Stephon Gilmore and apply squad defensive lineman Invoice Murray.

The Patriots are all not on the facility on Wednesday, working remotely for 2 days whereas — they hope — not producing any extra constructive assessments.

Given the best way the scenario has been unfolding in Tennessee, the place gamers and coaches have persistently examined constructive for greater than every week, it will appear as if extra positives — and maybe a postponement — are maybe inevitable.

For now, although, because it has achieved since March, the league will attempt to proceed on with enterprise with as little interruption as will be. Whether or not that’s truly attainable this week shall be decided within the 24-48 hours to come back.

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