The NFL conducted contingency planning meetings regarding Hurricane Matthew and two league games scheduled for week five.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Roger Goodell met with league officials on Thursday to come up with a contingency plan for two games ahead of Hurricane Matthew's landfall in Florida. The Dolphins vs. Titans game and the Buccaneers vs. Panthers game could both be affected. Schefter reports that according to Natalie Ravitz, no decision is expected to come until tomorrow.
In light of Hurricane Matthew, Roger Goodell met this afternoon with league officials to conduct contingency planning for Sunday’s Tennessee at Miami game as well as Monday’s Tampa Bay at Carolina game, according to NFL senior VP of communication Natalie Ravitz. No decisions are expected until tomorrow, at the earliest, per Ravitz. The league is staying in close contact with local and state authorities about the hurricane. The league does not want to do anything that will divert important resources away from communities that may be in distress.
The Dolphins and Titans are slated to meet in Miami at 1:00 p.m. ET this Sunday. The Bucs and Panthers, meanwhile, are scheduled to play in Tampa Bay at 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday night.
While it's likely that Hurricane Matthew will no longer be in the area by Sunday, it's unclear how much damage the storm will cause. We'll keep you updated.