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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.
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.
The #Ravens had 7 players positive in 3 days, including most recently: Matt Skura, Pat Makari and Calais Campbell, plus several coaches and their top 2 RBs. Commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision with health and safety in mind.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 25, 2020
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.”