Week 8 games were in serious jeopardy after the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, and Los Angeles Chargers all had a positive coronavirus test earlier this week. Luckily for the league, these four teams didn’t have any new positive cases, per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Looks like all games are good to go for Week 8.
Minnesota, which holds a 1-5 record during the NFL season, plays the Green Bay Packers at 1 P.M. E.T. Los Angeles and Denver, both entering Sunday’s match with identical 2-4 marks, square off at 4:05 E.T. The Giants face off against Tom Brady and the 5-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Vikings linebacker Todd Davis and Broncos guard Graham Glasgow both tested positive for COVID-19. Denver found out about Glasgow’s positive test on Friday and immediately sent him into isolation. They also suspended practice on Friday, but continued their practice schedule on Saturday.
Among those who reportedly came in close contact with Glasgow were right tackle Demar Dotson and backup offensive guard Austin Schlottmann. It seems like those two are ready to go against Los Angeles this week in some NFL action.
As for the Chargers, they reported on Thursday that a player had tested positive, and immediately monitored and quarantined all those that came in close contact with him.
This comes after wildfires broke out and some of the players were reportedly forced to evacuate. It’s unknown whether the player that tested positive is among those who did flee their homes. Nonetheless, Los Angeles still kept its practice facility open, but held team meetings remotely.
On the same day, the Giants also announced that a player had tested positive for the virus. Just like the Chargers, New York’s NFL practice facility remained open and kept its normal schedule in tact.
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