Staging an entire slate of games is a week-to-week proposition in a 2020 NFL season trying to plow through the coronavirus pandemic. In Week 6, the NFL appears to be in the clear.
There were no new positive COVID-19 tests Sunday morning across the NFL, according to multiple reports, meaning every NFL Week 6 game is set to be played as scheduled.
That includes the Patriots vs. Broncos game at 1 p.m. that was postponed from Week 5, and the Chiefs vs. Bills game which was pushed from Thursday to Monday after Buffalo had to play last Tuesday against the Titans. The Jets are also playing the Dolphins instead of the Chargers as part of a slew of schedule changes the NFL made last week.
The slice of positive news comes after a concerning weekend in six teams had to place at least one player on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Patriots put three players on the list on Saturday.
The Jaguars on Saturday placed 13 players, 12 of whom are on the practice squad, on the reserve/COVID-19 list. One practice-squad player tested positive, and the other practice-squad players were placed on the list after coming in close contact with the positive player.
Game-day tests will be administered in Week 6 for the first time this NFL season.
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