PITTSBURGH (GSM) — For those planning to enjoy turkey — with all of the fixins’, of course — a few drinks and Steeler football, you won’t be able to complete the trifecta.
The National Football League has officially changed the Steelers vs Ravens game — originally scheduled for Thanksgiving — to Sunday. The postponement comes hours after several players in Baltimore tested positive for COVID-19.
Ravens’ running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, Nose Tackle Brandon Williams and Pernell McPhee who plays linebacker, were slated to miss the originally scheduled Thursday night game.
Players took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the decision.
First the NFL takes away our bye week because another team can’t get their Covid situation together, now they take away our Thanksgiving primetime game for the same reason. Smh.
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) November 25, 2020
What a joke….
— Chase Claypool (@ChaseClaypool) November 25, 2020
See you Sunday! Back to the lab pic.twitter.com/uNG0cWJDiV
— Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) November 25, 2020
i’m not gone lie @NFL THIS IS BULLSHIT…
— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) November 25, 2020
The Baltimore Ravens released the following statement Monday night:
Statement from the Baltimore Ravens: pic.twitter.com/2J3zWytk8i
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 23, 2020