The NFL announced Wednesday that Sunday’s game between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers is postponed after at least nine members of the Titans tested positive for coronavirus, marking the league’s first breakout since the season began Sept. 10.
The NFL issued a statement confirming the news just a day after the Titans suspended all in-person activities following a number of positive cases.
“The Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, will be rescheduled to allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel,” the statement read.
Likelihood the game will be scheduled for Monday or Tuesday.
NFL wants to and intends to play the Titans-Steelers game as scheduled Sunday; one of the contingency plans to allow for additional testing and contact tracing to occur would be to move the game to Monday night, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2020
Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Titans is being postponed per multiple sources. They are considering all options to reschedule, Monday night as one of them. This will all be based on test results.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) September 30, 2020