New batch of Ravens COVID tests shouldn’t affect Steelers game: update


PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) — Earlier on Thanksgiving morning, insider Jason La Canfora reported that there had been a new batch of positive COVID-19 tests inside the Ravens' building.

After some clarification, it turns out that the newest positives came from one unspecified player and a “couple of staff members,” that being reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport reported the news via Twitter.

More importantly, in the same tweet, he also mitigated potential turmoil of a second Ravens-Steelers postponement.

It appears as if Sunday's game is as set in stone as things could be for a pandemic football season.

The Ravens were already in hot water because of the initial outbreak, with potential sanctions from the league looming as a possibility.

A second delay for the game could've been the straw that broke the camel's back for the introduction of a Week 18.

Rescheduling games can't be done indefinitely, so kicking the can down the road only works for so long.

Some theorists even threw out the idea of a Ravens' forfeiture if there was an escalation past the initial reschedule date.

But as of right now, the ship is still on its course, and the Steelers will kick off on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 1:15 p.m against the their AFC North rivals.

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