The NFL wants and intends to play a Titans-Steelers game on a scheduled Sunday; One of the contingency plans will be to transfer the game to every Monday night, to allow for contingency testing and contact tracing.
After Adam Adam (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2020
Judy Batista followed a similar report.
The source tells me that the league intends to play TItans-Steelers games as scheduled. No announcement on the state of the game is expected today, but the league is happening day by day.
– Judy Batista (@judybattista) September 29, 2020
The Titans facility has been closed until at least Saturday, while it has been cleaned and players undergo multiple COVID tests to ensure that there is no positive effect. Three players and five personnel members were confirmed this morning. Linemakers coach Shane Bowen, who serves as a defensive playcaller on Gande, tested positive before a win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. He did not attend the game.
So far, it does not appear that the Vikings have any positive tests, although they have halted their workweek until additional results are obtained.
Although the Titans are playing a game with little to no practice, far from ideal, an all-around swapping schedule will present a clear headache. It looks like the game could be pushed until Monday night if the league finds it necessary but they are gaining power through this outbreak, trying to make as little change as possible.
For now, the league will conduct more testing, contact tracing, while the Titans will disrupt their facility. Titans coaches have asked players to be ready Probably with his only on-field preparation to play Sunday with Sunday Walkthrough.