NEW YORK – The Baltimore Ravens fight with a COVID-19 outbreak has forced the NFL to delay the team’s trip to Pittsburgh for a second time.
The league announced on Friday, November 27 that the Ravens (6-4) against the unbeaten Steelers (10-0) now take place on Tuesday-evening, December 1. The game was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving, after which it was moved to Sunday, November. 29 after a first wave of players on the Ravens tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Additional positive tests, a group that reportedly includes Baltimore strategist Lamar Jackson, forced the Ravens (6-4) to prepare for most of the week.
The postponement forced the NFL to move Dallas’ visit to Baltimore from Thursday, December 3, to Monday, December 7, next week.
The undefeated Steelers (10-0) now have a short week to prepare for a visit from the Washington Football Team (4-7) on December 6.
The game is – if it happens – the second game on Tuesday to be played in the NFL this season. Tennessee played at Buffalo on Tuesday, October 13, after the Titans’ battle with COVID-19 in early October forced a rescheduling of the schedule, including moving Pittsburgh’s visit to Tennessee from October 4 to October 25.