Chiefs, Patriots Delayed Due To COVID-19


A highly anticipated matchup between the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs, and the New England Patriots has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns surrounding the Patriots.

News broke that Cam Newton tested positive this week. This forced the game to be scheduled to a different day after the tests were confirmed.

The NFL has tested all the players from both teams. After all negatives, they have decided to schedule the game for Monday, at 7:05 EST.


With Newton testing positive, he will be sidelined at least this week against the Chiefs. This is a huge blow for the Patriots offense.

Newton has had a spark this season, making a run for another MVP award, now has to watch from the couch as Brian Hoyer will get the start.

The Patriots enter this game 2-1, a week off a victory against the up and coming Raiders.

Bill Belichick will look to survive Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense without their starting quarterback.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a pass in the first half against the New England Patriots during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Chiefs come into the weekend with a perfect 3-0 record. Last week marked a dominant win against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.

The NFL will still keep a close eyes on all tests coming from both of these teams. Even one additional positive test, and the game will be canceled.

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