The Las Vegas Raiders had their game on Sunday moved up after COVID-19 forced multiple players to the COVID/reserve list. Should the game be postponed?
With the recent positive Covid-19 from Trent Brown and the NFL contact tracing program that has held the entire starting offensive line out of practice along with starting safety Johnathan Abram, the Raiders are coming out of the bye week with less available players than they entered.
The NFL has gone back and forth regarding the re-scheduling of NFL matchups in response to positive tests during the pandemic. The most obvious case is the Titans who saw an outbreak amongst their players and coaching staff where new cases were discovered almost daily for a week– this led to the league rescheduling or postponing two of their games.
The Patriots-Chiefs matchup was also delayed a day due to positive tests from both teams. On the other side of the coin, the NFL has gone ahead with scheduled games even when one player on that team has tested positive.
Ahead of week 6 several teams had positive Covid-19 tests; the Jaguars, Ravens, and Falcons each had a player test positive for the virus but after contact tracing and no new positive tests were discovered, each team played their game according to schedule.
So what should the NFL do this week?