The New York Jets revealed the COVID-19 test that shut down their facility on Friday was a false positive.
The matchup was in doubt on Friday as the Jets shut down their facilities and sent players and personnel home because of a positive COVID-19 test.
By Friday night, the team announced subsequent testing revealed the test was a false positive. All players, coaches and personnel have since tested negative.
The Jets had a coronavirus scare, but it was a false alarm
When a member of the Jets apparently tested positive, it threw plans for the weekend into doubt. The game with the Arizona Cardinals would have been threatened.
It might have grown to an even bigger issue if the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots are any indication. The Titans were unable to play the Pittsburgh Steelers this past weekend because of an outbreak of positive tests in the organization. Their coming battle with the Buffalo Bills was postponed to Tuesday, triggering a shift in Buffalo’s schedule as well.
Meanwhile, the Patriots had their Week 4 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs moved to Monday and will also play their game with the Denver Broncos a day late in Week 5.
The NFL will be glad to avoid similar trouble with the Jets.
Then again, it may not have been the worst thing in the world for New York to have to skip a game. They’re 0-4 with no end to their misery in sight. At least they get to take on an Arizona Cardinals team that started the season brightly but has since faded to 2-2. The Cards most recently fell to the Panthers in Week 4.