UPDATE (11:03 a.m. ET): The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs reportedly will play Monday night, with kick off from Arrowhead Stadium set for 7:05 p.m. ET.
ORIGINAL STORY: At this point, the Chiefs and Patriots are trending toward playing Monday night.
Obviously, much can change between now and then.
Patriots quarterback Cam Newton on Friday night tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the NFL to postpone the scheduled Sunday afternoon clash between New England and Kansas City. Jordan Ta’amu, a practice squad quarterback for the Chiefs, also tested positive.
Multiple reports Saturday night indicated all additional tests conducted by both teams came back negative, and that Patriots players were told to plan on flying — and playing — Monday.
So, where did things stand Sunday morning?
Both teams will administer tests Sunday morning, according to multiple reports. If all tests return clean, the NFL seemingly would clear the way for a Monday night game in Kansas City, though a Tuesday night game has not been ruled out.
Here’s the latest:
That there were no other positive tests Saturday essentially means nothing. Given what we know about the SARS-CoV-2 incubation period, it’s entirely possible for players to test negative one day, then positive the next.
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