The NFL got hit hard with the COVID cases going up in the last few days. Thanks to the Tennessee Titans’ unwillingness to do the minimum, many believe the season is in jeopardy.
But is it? Or are some reporters overreacting?
The fact is 20+ Titans have tested positive between players and personnel. The team didn’t follow the instruction and practiced without giving permission after their facilities were closed.
Their game against the Steelers was postponed, and the meeting against the Bills is in jeopardy.
All those moves have been a scheduling nightmare for the NFL. Buffalo was supposed to play Kansas City on Thursday night football, and now that won’t happen.
Should the Buffalo-Tennessee game be played on Tuesday night, the Week 6 Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills game scheduled for Thursday, October 15 will be moved to later in the weekend.— NFL (@NFL) October 9, 2020
And I haven’t even mentioned Cam Newton & Stephon Gilmore, who tested positive for New England.
Anyway, our buddies at MyBookie Sportsbook have some exciting specials about the season. Let’s take a look.
Will The NFL Season Be Suspended At Any Point Before SB 2021?
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No, the NFL is not on the brink of collapse. So far, the league has 58 positives out of 330,000 tests. It’s a small example.
Scheduling will be a problem, but teams that are cleared will play as normal.
Will The Super Bowl Be Played On February 7th, 2021?
This is the last move the NFL wants to make. They have planned everything to play the Super Bowl on the first Sunday of February.
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I think the league still has some room to wiggle inside the regular season, where they can move teams around and avoid pushing back the Super Bowl date.
However, if the cases keep climbing up and the odds are better on the ‘No’, let’s say around +400, I will take a chance and bet on it.
Will The NFL Playoffs Be Played In A Bubble?
The NFL hasn’t said anything regarding this because we are far from making that decision, but I’m sure they have thought about it.
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I actually think this is a real possibility. Playing the regular season in a bubble is a hard no. There are too many teams, too many players, and too many days locked in a bubble.
But the playoffs are only a one-month deal with less than half of the teams. Also, as soon as you lose, you are out, and that sure helps.
Will There Be An 18th NFL Regular Season Week Played This Season?
Remember, I just mentioned the NFL has some room to wiggle? Well, this is it. The league has anticipated a possible 18th week if necessary.
|18th NFL Regular Season Week Being Played This Season|
At +300, it is worth taking a chance.
What happens if there is an outbreak in Week 16 or 17? They will have no other choice than to push those games back, just like it happened with the Titans & Steelers.
Will All NFL Teams Play 16 Games During The Regular Season?
There are inter-conference games that are unnecessary. During a season like this, the NFL would be better off eliminating those games.
Yet, doing this in the middle of the season looks impossible.
If pushing back a game has proven to be a scheduling nightmare, eliminating weeks on the go seems implausible.
Will Patrick Mahomes Test Positive On COVID Before Nov 1, 2020?
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Well… this is awkward.