Another week, one other postponed recreation for the NFL.
This time, the affected groups are the Patriots and Broncos, whose Week 5 recreation has reportedly been postponed six days due to COVID-19 points in New England.
The Patriots reopened their services on Saturday after two gamers examined optimistic for the coronavirus. It was the primary time the staff had been collectively since their loss to the Chiefs on Monday. But a report from CBS Sports reporter Jason La Canfora states New England produced one more optimistic early Sunday, necessitating the postponement of their recreation in opposition to the Broncos in Gillette Stadium.
The NFL introduced the postponement on Twitter early Sunday. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the sport, initially scheduled for Monday afternoon, shall be moved to Sunday, Oct. 18. The Patriots have a bye that week, although the Broncos should reschedule their beforehand scheduled assembly in opposition to the Dolphins that week.
Broncos-Patriots recreation is being moved to subsequent Sunday, sources inform ESPN.
Broncos had been purported to play Miami; that received’t occur. That recreation is being rescheduled.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020
This is the second time the Patriots have needed to reschedule their Week 5 recreation in opposition to the Broncos; the league beforehand introduced the groups would play on Monday as a part of a doubleheader with the “Monday Night Football” matchup between the Saints and Chargers. New England additionally performed the earlier Monday, dropping to Andy Reid and the Chiefs alongside the “MNF” matchup between the Packers and Falcons.
Quarterback Cam Newton was the Patriots participant to supply a optimistic coronavirus forward of New England’s Week 4 recreation vs. the Chiefs. All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore and follow squad defensive sort out Bill Murray additionally examined optimistic for the virus on Tuesday, adopted by the most recent optimistic take a look at on Sunday.
The Broncos haven’t had any points with the coronavirus.
Here’s what it is advisable know concerning the Patriots’ present scenario:
Will the Patriots play in Week 5?
The NFL confirmed that the Patriots and Broncos each can have a bye throughout Week 5 due to New England’s points with the coronavirus. The league declined to checklist a make-up date for the sport, although Schefter reported it is going to be moved to Week 6, initially scheduled to be a bye for New England.
The Patriots haven’t met for the reason that Week 4 loss to the Chiefs on Monday: Belichick shut the staff’s services down after Gilmore examined optimistic for the virus following the staff’s return from Kansas City. Saturday’s assembly would have been the one follow the Patriots had forward of their recreation in opposition to the Broncos.
Will the Broncos play in Week 5?
The Broncos won’t play in Week 5. Reports recommend they are going to make up the sport in opposition to the Patriots in Week 6. Because of that, Denver shall be pressured to reschedule its recreation in opposition to the Dolphins, who had been scheduled to go to Mile HIgh Stadium that week.