Saturday’s scheduled game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns has been moved to Monday, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The game will be played at 5 p.m., with the regularly scheduled Monday Night Football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears to be played at its usual time of 8:20 p.m. on ESPN.
As of Friday morning, the Browns have had a total of 24 players — 12 starters, including the punter — who either tested positive for COVID-19 this week or were still on the COVID-19/reserve list from last week.
The Raiders fought the scheduling change, believing the protocols over the summer were clear that outbreaks would result in forfeiture, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
The exponential rise of COVID cases across the NFL has led to the league “getting pressure to move games,” a source told Schefter.
Sunday’s games between Washington and Philadelphia, and the Los Angeles Rams and Seattle could both be moved to Tuesday, sources told Schefter.
The rosters of the Rams and WFT have been ravaged by the coronavirus this week, with 25 Los Angeles players and 21 Washington players going on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
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