The NFL has done a solid job navigating this new COVID-19 world. Well, everyone except the Tennessee Titans, who have had the lone outbreak among their organization. Since Sept. 24, the Titans have had 23 players and personnel members that have tested positive for COVID-19.
That forced the NFL to push the Titans-Steelers game from Week 4 to Week 7. But when Titans’ COVID cases continuing this week, their Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills is in jeopardy.
If there are no more positive tests with Tennessee, the Titans-Bills game will be played Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET, just the second Tuesday game in 70 years.
That also affects the Bills-Chiefs game that was originally scheduled for Thursday night. If the Chiefs play Tuesday, there’s no way they can play Thursday, which forced the NFL to push back Bills-Chiefs from Thursday to Sunday in Week 6.
Most NFL teams have done a good job following the COVID-19 guidelines laid out, and there have been few positive cases around the league. But the Titans had the first and only — to this point — outbreak that continues to threaten the 2020 season.