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NFL postpones Thanksgiving night’s Steelers-Ravens game

The table was set.

We’re accustomed to hapless Lions and Cowboys teams on the television early in the day on Thanksgiving. Then comes another random division game that has little implication on the playoff picture (I’m envisioning Bears-Packers).

But this year was going to be different. This year we had the undefeated Steelers playing the reigning MVP. Two Super Bowl hopefully duking it out on the biggest football holiday of the year.

Not anymore.

The NFL has pushed the AFC North clash to Sunday due to a growing number of positive Covid-19 tests among Ravens players. It’s the first game the league has had to postpone back in weeks.

Rapoport reports that Steelers players were furious with the decision by the league, but the decision was made “out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel.”

“First the NFL takes away our bye week because another team can’t get their Covid situation together,” Steelers Wide Reciever Juju Smith-Schuster tweeted. “Now they take away our Thanksgiving primetime game for the same reason. Smh.”

Adam Schefter is reporting that the league will not push back Lions-Texans or Cowboys-Football Team, and those games will remain in the traditional kickoff times.

Enjoy your turkey!

 

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