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Tennessee Titans-Pittsburgh Steelers game postponed due to additional positive COVID-19 test

Following Tuesday mornings report of the five positive COVID-19 cases, the NFL postpones the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers game scheduled for Sunday. The team reports an additional three more cases which brought the team to 11. The other test for both Titans and Vikings is negative.

The makeup date for the game is has not be announced, however most likely they will play in Week 7, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Titans and Steelers will likely play each other Oct. 25 in Tennessee instead of October 4.

The NFL will need to change a things around for the 2020 schedule. The Titans Bye Week was originally Week 7, but they’d mostly play the Steelers then. Week 4 is now their Bye Week.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel, Titans coach initial response about the NFL protocols

I would’ve liked to have heard from the league, ‘How are those individuals are feeling?’ There’s a personal side to this that we look past”

It is still unclear how the team was exposed to the virus. Coach Vrabel believes no one is at fault for the exposure.

“Nobody is to blame. We’re in a pandemic. Unfortunately, things happen.”

The league has an explicit protocol for the coaches and personnel including wearing a mask for the entirety of the game. Coaches and personnel are fined if they break the rule.

This outbreak to the Tennessee Titans is a message to the entire league of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance social distancing and mask.

The NFL with a new memo in the event that another outbreak occurs.

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Mecca Lennon has been a Journalist for In The Zone since August 2020. Mecca has experience in journalism and professional writing from experiences obtained in the classroom and through various leadership roles. Mecca has facilitated and assisted in campaigns to enhance social media presence and overall prestige in brands. A Public Relations student at William Paterson University, she aspires to work in a sports related role with an emphasis on the NFL.
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