The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are on the right path, but not out of the woods.
The Ravens took off for Heinz Field early Tuesday night and will prep for the game as plan. However, according to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, there’s still something that must be done first. All Ravens players must be tested once again to prove they are clear of any COVID-19 symptoms.
If there is even one positive test, this could lead to another quarantine, thus postponing the game once more and even further than it already is.
Talk about a mess in Baltimore
More than 20 players have landed on the Ravens’ COVID-19 list amid the team’s outbreak earlier this week. Several star names, including quarterback Lamar Jackson, tight end Mark Andrews and pass rushers Matt Judon and Calais Campbell all will be inactive while still on the COVID-19/reserve list.
On the flip side, running backs JK Dobbins and Mark Ingram are expected to play Wednesday after being activated. The two originally were placed on the reserve list early last week, but since have gone through the necessary measures to return to action. This could be essential to the Ravens trying to haul in a victory as the team entered Week 12 as the No.1 rushing attack in the NFL.
Earlier this week, another Ravens player tested positive again, marking 10 straight days where Baltimore saw a name come in contact with COVID-19. There’s still little chance the NFL elects to move the game into Week 18.
With the Denver Broncos being forced to play on Sunday despite having no true quarterback eligible to suit up, it’s clear there will not be an extra week added. Here’s hoping no one tests positive again so the madness that was supposed to be an exciting Thanksgiving game ends and Week 13 can begin.