Sports | October 1, 2020 10:49 am

NFL: Steelers-Titans Won’t Be Played in Week 4 Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests

The NFL has officially sacked the Week 4 game

Steelers-Titans Won't Be Played in Week 4 Due to Positive COVID-19 Tests
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel stands on the sidelines during a game against the Vikings.
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After more COVID-19 tests of members of the Tennessee Titans organization came back positive, the NFL has officially sacked the organization’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4.

The move comes after an additional Titans player and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 during Wednesday’s round of testing following nine members of the organization — four players and five staffers — testing positive since Sunday.

At this point it is not believed any of the positive tests were a result of violations of NFL protocol for safety during the pandemic.

“The decision to postpone the game was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel,” the NFL said in a statement. “The Titans facility will remain closed and the team will continue to have no in-person activities until further notice.”

The NFL had been hoping to play the postponed game, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, on Monday or Tuesday.

With the NFL playing out its season outside of a bubble, a COVID-19 hiccup had be be expected as that’s exactly what happened to Major League Baseball.

However, the NFL may want to take note that the final three rounds of MLB’s postseason are being played inside of a bubble with teams being isolated from the majority of the outside world, a method that proved to be effective for other major leagues like the NHL, WNBA and NBA.