It’s that time of year again – the NFL season is in full swing, and fans are wondering what games have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a look at the latest information on which games have been called off.
The 2020 NFL season is upon us, and with it comes the excitement of rooting for your favorite team and watching them battle it out on the gridiron every week. However, this season has been anything but normal due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has forced the NFL to make some major changes to how its regular season will be played. One of the most significant changes is the decision to cancel some games. So far, four games have been cancelled due to positive COVID-19 tests within team organizations.
The first game to be cancelled was the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans game that was scheduled for Week 4. This game was cancelled after several Titans players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The league then decided to reschedule this game for Week 7.
The second game to be cancelled was the New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos game that was scheduled for Week 5. This game was cancelled after several Patriots players tested positive for COVID-19. The league has not yet announced when this game will be rescheduled.
The third game to be cancelled was the Houston Texans vs. Minnesota Vikings game that was scheduled for Week 5. This game was cancelled after several Texans players tested positive for COVID-19. The league has not yet announced when this game will be rescheduled.
The fourth and most recent game to be cancelled was the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Las Vegas Raiders game that was scheduled for Week 5. This game was cancelled after a Chiefs player tested positive for COVID-19 on October 9th, just two days before the scheduled kickoff. The league has not yet announced when this game will be rescheduled, but it is expected to be moved to either Week 11 or 12 of the regular season
The following NFL games have been cancelled:
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The 2020 NFL season has been full of postponements and cancellations. Here are all the games that have been affected so far. The 2020 NFL season has been one full of postponements and cancellations. Here are all the games that have been affected so far.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NFL preseason was cancelled. This is the first time since 1971 that the preseason has been completely cancelled.
The NFL released a statement saying, “The health and safety of our players, coaches and staff is our paramount priority, and we are passionate about providing a safe environment for all members of our organization. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have reached the decision to cancel the 2020 NFL preseason.”
The statement continued, “We understand the disappointment of our fans related to this decision. We will continue to work with government officials and infectious disease specialists on all matters related to public health and safety.”
The 2020 NFL regular season was originally scheduled to begin on September 10th. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the start of the season was pushed back to September 17th. As of October 8th, there have been no games postponed or canceled due to the pandemic.
After much discussion, the NFL has decided to cancel all of its remaining games for the 2020 season. This is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the concerns that it has raised about the safety of players and staff. The decision was made after consulting with medical experts and reviewing the latest data on the virus.
The NFL is hopeful that by cancelling its games, it will be able to avoid further spread of the virus and help protect those who are at risk. It is also working on plans to ensure that its players and staff are vaccinated as soon as possible. In the meantime, the league is focusing on preparing for the 2021 season and ensuring that it will be able to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all fans.