The NFL is shuffling around eight different games in its latest attempt to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Put on your concentration hats as we break it down:
It starts with the Patriots-Broncos game that was originally moved to Monday night, but will now be played next Sunday, Oct. 18th. That pushes the Broncos-Dolphins game originally set for next Sunday will be moved to Week 11 instead.
In its most widespread reshuffling to date of this season’s schedule, the NFL announced on Sunday changes to eight teams’ slates in light of multiple recent positive tests for COVID-19. https://t.co/H8fMeOtLP5
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 12, 2020
The Chiefs-Bills game scheduled for this Thursday has been moved to Monday, Oct. 15th at 5pm EST.
To accommodate that, the Jets-Dolphins game scheduled for Week 10 has been moved up to next Sunday at 4:05pm, while the Jets-Chargers game originally set for Sunday will be played in Week 11.
Finally, the Chargers-Jaguars game from Week 8 will move to Week 7, the Chargers-Broncos game from Week 11 moves to Week 8, and the Chargers-Doliphins game from Week 7 will be played Week 10. Got all that?
Can the NFL really keep shuffling the schedule around like this? Should they add a couple of ’empty’ bye weeks into the season where makeup games can be played?