Earlier this afternoon, the NFL officially made a decision on Thursday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.
After a COVID-19 outbreak within the Ravens locker room, the game has been postponed. According to a statement from the league, the game will now take place on Sunday afternoon.
“The Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers game scheduled for Thursday, November 26 has been moved to Sunday afternoon November 29. The game time and broadcast network will be announced later today,” the league said in a statement.
Steelers players were less than pleased with the news. Everyone from tight end Eric Ebron to backup quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges made their feelings known on social media.
Here’s just some of the reaction.
i’m not gone lie @NFL THIS IS BULLSHIT…
— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) November 25, 2020
Maaaaaannnnnnnnnn that’s some BS
— Devlin Hodges (@DevlinHodges10) November 25, 2020
Steelers players aren’t happy with the news because this is the second time a game has been moved on them due to another team dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.
The first came earlier in the season when the Steelers were set to take on the Tennessee Titans. After an outbreak among the Titans, the NFL moved its game to later in the season, giving the Steelers three-straight road games.
As for the Ravens, Baltimore hopes to learn more in the coming days when it comes to contact tracing. If the organization suffers further positive tests, the game might not be played on Sunday either.
We’ll have more when it becomes available.