With New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton testing positive for COVID-19, it’s no surprise that the clash between the Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs is postponed.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is deciding to play the game on Tuesday night.
Compared to the Tennessee Titans’ 16 positive cases within the organization, the Patriots are just navigating the situation. Even though the number of cases doesn’t outright determine the safety or possibility of spread, New England is just worrying about one player.
Consequentially, the NFL will attempt to keep this game on track as close as they can by playing Tuesday. Rather than further complicate the 2020 schedule, the Patriots and Chiefs will still be on track after four weeks.
Patriots and Chiefs Succeeding
The battle between New England and Kansas City is shaping up to be a good one. Because there is only one loss between them, with the Chiefs at 3-0, it has the making of a premier early-season clash.
Kansas City is attempting to defend their Super Bowl LIV title, while the Patriots are navigating life without legendary QB Tom Brady. However, Newton has excelled, scoring six touchdowns and totaling nearly 900 total yards in three games.
Before the news of Newton’s positive test, the Chiefs were entering as seven-point favorites. But with Newton’s absence, that spread will likely expand.