After three weeks of COVID-19 free football, the virus has finally squirmed its way into the NFL. The Tennessee Titans had eight confirmed positive tests and are the first team to have the virus affect their team.
League source confirms that the Titans' eight positive COVID tests today are CONFIRMED positives. The chance of false positives have been ruled out. So this is the first NFL's first team outbreak— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 29, 2020
Last weekend, Tennessee played the Minnesota Vikings. Your Houston Texans are supposed to host the same Vikings team at NRG Stadium on Sunday. As of this morning, both the Vikings and Titans are shutting down in-person club activities and will be working remotely like the rest of us.
As of right now, there hasn’t been any reports of the Vikings failing tests or the virus affecting their team. If the Vikings do have positive cases, Texans-Vikings may be rescheduled for another date. The NFL could flip bye weeks to make this happen, or add an additional week to the season for make-up games. At the moment, this Sunday’s Gary Kubiak revenge game between two 0-3 teams is up in the air.
UPDATE: As of Wednesday morning, the Vikings have not had any positive tests. That would seem to bode well for them being able to travel to Houston to face the Texans on Sunday.