The Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos is reportedly being moved ahead a week after the latest positive coronavirus test for New England.
Early on Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the league had mandated that the Patriots practice facility shut down and that the status of the team’s contest against the Broncos was in question after a new case emerged. He later tweeted that the NFL would have the Broncos and Patriots instead play on October 18, leading to what will be a larger shift in the schedule.
“Broncos-Patriots game is being moved to next Sunday, sources tell ESPN. Broncos were supposed to play Miami; that won’t happen,” he wrote, adding that it was being rescheduled.
It was not yet clear just how this will look, though some insiders have suggested that the NFL may need to add an extra week to the end of the season for makeups.