How was your week

Posted: November 28, 2020 by Sports Time Radio in sports

As of now the NFL has managed to play all of their scheduled regular season games. Now they’ve had to move games to different times or days and in some cases even weeks as they’ve also moved teams Bye weeks, but they’ve found a way to get them all played. It looks like that might be the case again this week.

Originally the Pittsburgh Steelers where going to host the Baltimore Ravens as the nightcap of a trio of Thanksgiving games. Unfortunately the Ravens have been hit with a Covid-19 outbreak. At first the NFL moved the game to Sunday with all of the other games. Now the game has been moved to Tuesday night, but will they be able to play the game at all.

Now not only is this a big time rivalry game, but it may have some important playoff ramifications. Now the Steelers at 10-0 look like they won’t have any issues getting into the playoffs and of course the biggest question with them is will they be able to go undefeated. On the other side of this game is the 6-4 Ravens who are fighting for their playoff lives and a win against the Steelers could be huge for them; so you know not only the Ravens, but the NFL would like to find a way to play this game this week even if it’s on Tuesday night.

There was some talk earlier in the week that the Ravens might have to actually forfeit the game, but I don’t see that happening. Remember the San Francisco 49ers played a game very short handed in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams; so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Ravens play this game missing some key players including their starting quarterback Lamar Jackson who recently tested positive for Covid-19.

Now don’t forget that the NFL does have the option of moving this game to what would be a Week 18, but obviously I think everyone involved would probably prefer to pay the game this week.

With the recent rise in Covid-19 cases the NFL has announced that all teams with the exception of the teams that are playing Monday or Tuesday night will be closing their facilities to all in person activities.

Now not only is the recent rise in Covid-19 cases the cause of the closures, but the NFL is also taking precautionary measures do to the Thanksgiving holiday and the possibility of coming into contact with someone who may have the virus. All activities will be conducted virtually except essential medical treatment and rehab.

The NFL Players Association also informed it’s players to alert their team if they had guests over the past several days for the purposes of additional testing when facilities reopen.

The Las Vegas Raiders have been one of the teams that have also had to deal with a Covid-19 outbreak this season and it looks like they might actually get one of their players back who not only missed time due to the virus, but also to injury.

Offensive lineman Trent Brown has resumed practicing and could be on track to play this week when the Raiders travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons.

When Brown tested positive for Covid-19 it forced the rest of the Raiders starting offensive line to miss a full week of practice back in Week 7. It looked like Brown would return in Week 8, but while getting an IV at the hospital Brown ended up passing out.

This is Brown’s second season with the Raiders, but the Pro Bowl lineman has played just 73 snaps this season; so getting Brown back would be a big boost for the Raiders offensive line.

As nice as it is for Brown to return to practice the chances of him playing this week are pretty slim and he still may be a couple of weeks away from returning to the Raiders line up, but it does appear Brown is lose to playing again.

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Comments
  1. I hope the Tuesday night goes on as scheduled but it might be prudent if they postponed it yet again. Although Pittsburgh is undefeated, they’ve had a few close calls and the Ravens might be in line for an upset.
    Meanwhile, all is quiet on the baseball front.
    It’s strange not having basketball and hockey right now but their season, barring any pandemic related unforseen circumstances, will be starting soon.

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