Report: Bills vs. Titans to Be Played After TEN Has 0 Positive COVID-19 Tests

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistOctober 13, 2020

The NFL logo is seen on the field in U.S. Bank Stadium before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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The third Tuesday game in NFL history is reportedly moving forward after the Tennessee Titans went a second consecutive day without a positive COVID-19 test.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the Titans' testing from Monday revealed no new tests. The Titans had to shut their facility down Sunday after tests from the previous day showed a staff member was positive for the virus.

The Titans have spent a total of two days at their facility since Sept. 29, when an outbreak put their season on pause. More than 20 players and staff have tested positive, by far the largest outbreak of the 2020 season.

It is expected that the franchise will face punishment by the NFL for failing to adhere to proper COVID-19 protocols. Titans players held unauthorized workouts at a local high school September 30, according to local beat reporter Paul Kuharsky. The team was not authorized to have in-person meetings, at the team facilities or otherwise. 

"It's a snap-to-judgment society that we live in today," quarterback Ryan Tannehill told reporters Saturday. "People feel empowered to have strong opinions and go to extremes without knowing the details of how things went down. I'm of the opinion that you should speak for yourself and find out details before you jump down someone's throat."

Provided it was deemed safe, the NFL likely wanted to push forward with Tuesday's game in large part because of the implications of a cancellation. The league did not bake additional bye weeks into the schedule to account for potential missed games, so a second consecutive postponement could have sent the schedule into disarray.