NFL postpones Ravens-Steelers to Wednesday with kick-off in early afternoon, marking third postponement


On the eve of the time when the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers were due to play their twice postponed head-to-head, the game is on the move again. The NFL has decided to postpone this competition for a third time and will now be scheduled for Wednesday, CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora has confirmed. Kick-off of this match, according to Adam Schefter d’ESPN, will be at 3:40 p.m. ET Wednesday. At first, this match was supposed to top off a three-game Thanksgiving pick, but was moved and added to Sunday’s crop for week 12 and was then pushed back to Tuesday night.

All of this comes as a serious outbreak of COVID-19 has hit the Ravens organization with more than 20 players placed on the reserve / COVID roster, including Lamar Jackson, JK Dobbins, Mark Andrews, Matt Judon and Calais Campbell. Meanwhile, the Steelers have also been in the midst of an argument with the virus after a number of their players, featured by running back James Conner, were also placed on the reserve / COVID roster.

According to Dan Graziano d’ESPN, there were no further positive tests for the Ravens that would have impacted Tuesday’s now-moved game. That said, there was a new bright spot, but he was a currently injured reserve player who hasn’t been in close contact with anyone in the organization. Baltimore activated linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, goaltender DJ Fluker, defensive tackle Broderick Washington and defensive back Iman Marshall from the reserve / COVID list on Monday.

Moving that game to Wednesday gives the league and both clubs one more day of breathing space to ensure the outbreak within the Ravens’ organization is under control, as well as a day of training. The Baltimore facility was closed but is reopening planned Monday evening.

With this match postponed until Wednesday, La Canfora report Pittsburgh Week 13 game with Washington is moved from Sunday to Monday. Baltimore’s Week 13 game with the Cowboys had already been moved to Monday.


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