Patriots Monday Night Football game vs. Broncos postponed due to another positive COVID-19 test

The Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos has been postponed after another Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

According to Mike Kils of Denver’s 9News and Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots facility has been closed again after a positive result was found from Saturday’s round of testing. The Pats had just returned to practice on Saturday after Stephon Gilmore’s positive test closed down their facility last week.

The NFL confirmed that the game was being moved, but declined to name a date and time yet.

Monday night’s Patriots-Broncos game is reportedly being moved to Week 6 (though not on Monday), and the NFL’s schedule is getting more chaotic by the day.

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The Broncos will not play the Miami Dolphins in Week 6, and that game will be moved to another date. While that’s definitely inconvenient, what’s worse is that the Broncos are now losing their Week 8 bye due to the NFL’s rescheduling square dance.

The Broncos aren’t the reason the game is being moved, yet they’re getting the bad end of this deal because they’re losing their planned bye week and being forced to take it earlier than they anticipated. But that’s NFL life during COVID-19. Just ask the Pittsburgh Steelers.

No other positive tests on Sunday

There is a sliver of good news for the NFL on Sunday. Aside from the positives on the Patriots and Tennessee Titans, Saturday’s testing reportedly revealed no other new COVID-19 infections in the NFL.

Despite that, it’s been a rough week for the NFL as far as COVID-19 goes. Players have been breaking the NFL’s protocols and then complaining that the NFL isn’t protecting them. The NFL has been forced to threaten the forfeiture of games if teams don’t start following the protocols and taking mask wearing seriously.

With a Monday Night Football game now postponed, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get any easier from here.

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