Pittsburgh Steelers-Tennessee Titans game rescheduled for Oct. 25
The game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans, which was postponed from Sunday after an outbreak of positive coronavirus tests within the Titans organization, has been rescheduled for Week 7 on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. ET.
The Steelers at Baltimore Ravens game will move from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. ET. Week 8 had been the bye week for both Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
“You need to be flexible,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “This is the year for that. You just don’t worry about it. I do believe and understand the league has the best interest at heart, and everybody has to do what they have to do.”
The NFL announced the schedule changes Friday, after two more Titans players tested positive for COVID-19, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This brought the total to a combined 13 players and team personnel who have tested positive for the Titans this week. An additional member of the organization, outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen, tested positive Saturday.
Officials from the NFL and the NFL Players Association are in Nashville to check into the spread of the coronavirus on the team, sources told ESPN, confirming a report by NFL Network.
Also on Friday, in a memo obtained by ESPN, the NFL announced it was extending daily testing indefinitely, including during bye weeks.
When asked if moving the Steelers game back a week impacted his team, Harbaugh said, “We don’t care,” echoing the words of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin earlier this week. “I appreciated that quote from Coach Tomlin. That was well put.”
Tickets for the original date of the Steelers at Titans game will be honored on Oct. 25, according to the Titans.
The Minnesota Vikings, who lost to the Titans 31-30 on Sunday, have had no positive results in coronavirus testing. Their facility reopened Thursday, and they are scheduled to play the Texans in Houston on Sunday.
Information from ESPN’s Jamison Hensley and The Associated Press is included in this report.