Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots game to Be Played on Monday; Twitter Reacts

Published 10/04/2020, 10:35 PM EDT
Sep 13, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

There was a lot of excitement surrounding Sunday’s game at the Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri. Reigning Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs were to host Bill Belichick’s New England Patriots in Week Four’s blockbuster encounter. A battle between senior quarterback Cam Newton and ‘half a billion dollar man’ Patrick Mahomes was a treat for NFL aficionados across the globe.

However, it seems that we will now have to wait a little longer to see these two teams face-off after Saturday’s unfortunate reports. NFL insider Adam Schefter was the first to claim that Patriots quarterback, Cam Newton, tested positive for COVID-19. Hence, the 2015 NFL MVP was reportedly ruled out from the Week Four showdown. In addition to that, the NFL could postpone Sunday’s game to a further date.

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New England Patriots vs Kansas City Chiefs Week Four clash postponed

Sep 13, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) runs the ball for a touch down against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN correspondent Adam Schefter took to Twitter on October 3 with some disheartening news for Patriots fans. 31-year-old quarterback Cam Newton was the latest NFL star to test positive for the deadly coronavirus strain. As a result, the Foxborough-based NFL franchise also failed to stick to the schedule and did not board their flight to Missouri for the game. This more or less confirms reports that the clash is set to be called off.

Schefter further added that they could play the game on either Monday or Tuesday. However, official confirmation from the league is yet to be given on the same.

Here’s how some users on Twitter reacted when they heard this update

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Earlier this week, the league confirmed the postponement of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs Tennessee Titans game. This came after eight Titans team members, including five players, tested positive for COVID-19. As per reports, Kansas City Chiefs’ fourth-string quarterback Jordan Ta’amu also tested positive for the virus earlier this week.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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