Four months from tomorrow, 13 teams will be touring or preparing to journey to the web site of games for the first Sunday of the normal time. It will be the 1st major take a look at of the cell features of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.
With no preseason online games this 12 months, there will be no dry operates of any form. When it begins, it begins. And the league has 28 days to refine, as essential, the regulations and needs aimed at staying away from an outbreak when absent from dwelling.
A few days soon after the Texans engage in in Kansas Town on Thursday night time, the subsequent game titles will transpire: Eagles at Washington Dolphins at Patriots Colts at Jaguars Bears at Lions Raiders at Panthers Jets at Payments Browns at Ravens Seahawks at Falcons Chargers at Bengals Cardinals at 49ers Buccaneers at Saints and Cowboys at Rams.
Various excursions arguably could be designed by bus. Quite a few obviously can not. Some teams might look at exact-day journey. The Steelers did that in 2012 when experiencing the Giants following Hurricane Sandy, given the incapability to get a hotel in the New York/New Jersey area.
Coincidentally, the Steelers return to New Jersey for the first Monday evening of the year. Considering the fact that it’s a night time sport, exact same-working day vacation can make even more perception for Pittsburgh this time all-around.