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Ravens vs. Steelers on Thursday cancelled; moved to Sunday

Game postponement finally occurs after at least five Ravens players and staffers tested positive for COVID-19 this week

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For the past two days, talk about the Baltimore Ravens quickly pivoted from a brutal overtime loss at the hands of the Tennessee Titans to multiple positive tests of COVID-19.

Now, after days of NFL sources saying the game is on as scheduled, with just over 24 hours until gameday, the NFL has announced it will no longer be played on Thanksgiving night.

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Ravens would have been without both Patrick Mekari and Matt Skura, their starting center and backup center.

ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports the Ravens have had seven players test positive for COVID-19.

While this is a safer move for the Ravens, Steelers and the NFL, Pittsburgh players have taken to Twitter to voice their frustrations over the game being moved.

In all, the Steelers are likely better off with this change of schedule, seeing as they are sitting at 10-0 and with a light-work schedule, the worst thing that could derail them would be a COVID-19 outbreak.