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The Atlanta Falcons have shut down their facility after a positive COVID-19 test, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Falcons are currently slated to play the Vikings this Sunday, but we’ve now seen enough of these circumstances in both the NFL and college football to realize that this game is in serious limbo.
Last week, the NFL shuffled around eight games in order to ensure that Titans-Bills played during Week 5. At some point, adjustments like that will become logistically impossible. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged that adding Week 18 to the regular season, which would nullify the bye week between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl but not postpone the Super Bowl, is a possibility.
We will keep you updated on any further developments pertaining to the Falcons.
Update: Adam Schefter previously reported that there were four positive tests, but now the NFL is saying there was just one and it was not a player:
Update: An NFL official said just one member of the Falcons’ personnel had a positive test, and its not a player.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2020