Heading into Thanksgiving weekend, coach Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers outfit are the only unbeaten team in the NFL. They are currently on a 10-0 record.
They were scheduled to take on the John Harbaugh-led Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. However, there was a last-minute change made by the NFL regarding that fixture.
As per official reports and NFL insider, Ian Rapoport, the Steelers vs Ravens Thanksgiving Primetime will now be played on Sunday night. The official reasoning behind this decision was related to COVID-19 concerns.
As per medical experts in consultation with league officials, it was deemed that it was safer to push the game to Sunday night instead of Thanksgiving day.
This decision was taken considering the health and safety of the players, coaches, and Game Day personnel. NFL authorities added that they would provide further details later today.
However, it is safe to say that both sets of players were not too happy with this change.
In addition to the Thanksgiving Primetime slot, the postponement of the Steelers vs Ravens clash will hamper the former’s recuperation schedule as well. As pointed out by Eric Ebron, the Steelers are in dire need of a rest.
Meanwhile, Lamar Jackson and Co. will use this time to prepare for this blockbuster encounter. The Ravens are on a 6-4 record. They are second in the AFC North Division table behind their rivals based out of Pittsburgh.
They would have gotten some time off ahead of their Week 13 game against the Washington Football Team. The Steelers are in a prime position to make the Super Bowl this season with their perfect run.
However, if they don’t, rest assured that the players and their massive fanbase will not be too pleased with NFL officials over this decision.