Here’s a statement from the Ravens regarding the news that the game has been moved to Sunday:
Statement from the Baltimore Ravens: pic.twitter.com/2gLHTK38MX
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 25, 2020
The NFL announced Wednesday that they’re moving the Steelers and Ravens game, which was scheduled for Thanksgiving night, to Sunday.
Here’s the NFL’s statement:
“This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts.”
The Ravens are dealing with a number of positive COVID-19 tests this week and Mike Garafolo reports that Baltimore would have been “severely limited” in terms of their offensive line.
Garafolo adds that the Ravens were set to rule out multiple players because of close contacts, including centers Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura.
The NFL had tried to play the game, despite the Ravens’ COVID-19 issues, but if things were getting worse, there wasn’t going to be any way they could have played on Thursday.
Steelers’ players are clearly upset about the decision, as this is now the second time they’ve had their schedule altered close to game time.
This, of course, means that there will be just two games tomorrow — the Texans vs. Lions and Cowboys vs. Washington.