As we have feared throughout the week, the blockbuster primetime Thanksgiving game between the Ravens and Steelers has been postponed after several members of the Ravens organization, including some players, tested positive for COVID-19:
Instead of three, there will only be 2 Thanksgiving Day games — #Texans–#Lions and #Cowboys–#Washington. “This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts." https://t.co/BmIl66Fa9a
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 25, 2020
Eric Ebron, a tight end for the Steelers, caught wind of the news and was not happy about it:
i’m not gone lie @NFL THIS IS BULLSHIT…
— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) November 25, 2020
Losing the nightcap for Thanksgiving is a pretty brutal blow for NBC and for sports fans who were looking forward to this marquee matchup happening in an exclusive nighttime window.
We will continue to monitor if the Ravens-Steelers game remains slated for Sunday afternoon.