The Thursday Night Football NFL, for simply the second time within the final 70 years, performed a sport on Tuesday night earlier this week on account of a number of constructive COVID-19 instances throughout the Titans’ group. The NFL’s resolution to postpone that sport is the principle purpose why there will probably be no Thursday Night Football for Week 6.
The Payments who fell to the Titans on Tuesday evening, had been initially slated to face the Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday Night Football. However after having final week’s sport postponed to Tuesday night, the league rescheduled the Payments-Chiefs sport for Monday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. ET. Buffalo will resume its regular schedule the next week in opposition to the Jets.
Ten totally different groups have had their schedules impacted by constructive COVID-19 instances. No workforce has had extra impacted than Tennessee, who was compelled to postpone its Week four sport in opposition to the Steelers earlier than having this previous week’s sport delayed till Tuesday evening. Regardless of having their facility closed for vital stretches of time after 23 gamers/personnel members examined constructive for COVID-19, the Titans had no hassle defeating the beforehand undefeated Payments, scoring 42 factors and holding Josh Allen and Buffalo’s offense to simply 16 factors.
Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who threw 4 landing passes within the Titans’ 26-point win, mentioned that the workforce used exterior criticism as motivation getting into Tuesday’s sport.
“Yeah, we had been underneath quite a lot of warmth. Actually, I did not fairly perceive it why we had been underneath such warmth,” Tannehill mentioned, through Professional Soccer Speak. “However we caught collectively, believed in one another and knew that the fellows in our constructing on our workforce had been all we would have liked. … Underneath some warmth, clearly, for a few weeks and it felt actually good to have the ability to exit and play and form of shake that off.”
Whereas the league is contemplating including an 18th week in response to the schedule adjustments, Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical physician, doesn’t assume instituting a daily season bubble for groups can be an efficient answer to coping with the virus.
“The bubble shouldn’t be foolproof with infections,” Sills mentioned Tuesday, through CBS Sports activities Jonathan Jones. “It would not take away the necessity for all of our different mitigation methods. In truth, an infection can unfold extra quickly inside a bubble if it does get launched as a result of everyone seems to be collectively in shut quarters. After which you have to contemplate the psychological, emotional and behavioral and simply human side of that.
“So for all of these causes proper now in the present day we do not really feel that is the most secure plan of action for us. We have persistently mentioned that we’ll re-eval all of those choices alongside the best way and make what we expect is the most secure resolution and all choices stay on the desk however that is our thought on it in the present day.”