NFL All Set to Announce Schedule for 2020 Season

Published 05/03/2020, 12:11 PM EDT

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NFL 2020 Preseason schedule will be released this week despite the Coronavirus outbreak. This schedule will cover all the games planned for 17 weeks. The officials are planning for a September 10 season opener along with the Super Bowl 55 on February 7, 2021, in Tampa Bay. The NFL’s spokesperson, Brian McCarthy ensured that the schedule would adhere to the guidelines released by the Government officials.

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“If we have to make adjustments, we will be prepared to do so based on the latest guidance from our medical experts and public health officials and current and future government regulations, “ McCarthy told ESPN’s Adam Schefter in an interview.

While the other major leagues in the United States have rescheduled their season to a later date, the NFL hasn’t announced anything regarding a postponement. The league conducted their draft virtually this season, which was an indication of their intention to not postpone their season. Luckily, the pandemic only took a toll on the United States a week after Super Bowl 54. Or else, the Super Bowl 54 would have been postponed to a later date, jeopardising the entire itinerary.

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NFL 2020 Preseason

NFL Preseason gives the team a chance to take on their contenders in an exhibition match. Every team knows that preseason is crucial, especially since it is closely tied to the last few weeks of training camp. Scheduling for preseason is a strenuous procedure as it is based on the precedence of past events. Roughly put, a matchup between two teams is only decided if either of them hasn’t taken part in an exhibition match more than once since 1992. Also, most importantly, the teams that are in the same division won’t face-off in the preseason. The preseason often begins with a Hall of Fame Game. This year it is scheduled on August 6, between the Cowboys and the Steelers.

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What if the pandemic refuses to yield in the United States

Though the schedule for the NFL 2020 Preseason would be revealed this week, fans are concerned about the situation of the pandemic shortly after the revelation. As of now, the United States has recorded a total of 1.6 Million cases and a total of 67,000 deaths. Some states have shown a remarkable decline in the number of cases. But, some people are concerned about the virus’ second wave. However, the league has a couple of back-up plans up their sleeve, if the pandemic refuses to yield in future.

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