NFL Suspends Titans vs Steelers Match Due To COVID Outbreak
The NFL postponed the upcoming Sunday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans due to the rising COVID-19 cases within the league, particularly on one of the two teams set to meet this weekend. This means you have to set your Bitcoin sportsbook bets for now while waiting for more updates regarding the matchup
The NFL released a statement on Wednesday, announcing the postponement of the game. A new game date and time will be announced at a later date, but the league says that they need additional time to conduct more daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches, and game day personnel.
The Titans recently reported that they have four players and five staff members who tested positive for COVID-19. The league considered the rise in cases as an outbreak.
The Titans facilities will remain closed indefinitely following the outbreak. Both the Titans and Minnesota Vikings, the teams who settled their games last Sunday, also suspended in-person activities indefinitely. So far, the Vikings reported zero positive cases, including the results they submitted last Wednesday.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel released a statement addressing the issue. He confirmed that players and members who tested positive experienced flu-like symptoms. But regardless of the outbreak, Vrabel firmly stated that this is no time for blaming.
“I know there’s going to be a lot of questions about the game and about who’s to blame and where it started. Nobody’s to blame. We’re in a pandemic…This is a very unfortunate situation, but one that we’re confident that we will be able to handle safely with the football team and the players’ best interests in mind,” Vrabel said.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, meanwhile, is busy preparing for their next game with the Titans and another scheduled game on Monday. Steelers reported zero positive cases, too.
“We live one week at a time, and we’ve got an undefeated team that we’re scheduled to face at the end of this week. And so that’s kind of been our focus as we prepare today. It’s been a normal Wednesday for us. Some of the other hypotheticals we choose not to participate in, because we’re trying to be singularly, professionally focused in an effort to put our best foot forward when we step in the stadium against the Titans,” Tomlin said.