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Potential schedule changes offer dizzying shake-up to Steelers, Ravens and Titans

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After the NFL Week 4 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans was postponed later in the season due to COVID-19 concerns, the rescheduled date for the game is already taking shape. 

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Steelers-Titans game will most likely be moved from Week 4 to Week 7, with the Titans originally scheduled to have their bye on Week 7. The Steelers’ original Week 7 game, which is against the Baltimore Ravens, will be moved to Week 8, as both teams were supposed to have their bye during that week. However, this NFL schedule is still contingent on whether there would be no more positive tests with the players and staff of the Minnesota Vikings.

On Monday, it was reported that three Titans players and five staff members tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the NFL to shut down the Titans’ and Vikings’ practice facilities. This is because Minnesota was the last team to play against Tennessee in Week 3, which the Titans won, 31-30. 

Schefter later reported there were no Vikings players and staff who tested positive for COVID-19 even after playing the Titans last week. This means that the possible new schedule of the Steelers-Titans and Ravens-Steelers game will be the NFL’s most likely scheduling scenario. 

Both the Steelers and Titans are undefeated at 3-0, while the Vikings will look for their first win of the season when they face another winless team in the Houston Texans on Sunday. The Ravens, meanwhile, will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season to the Kansas City Chiefs when they face Washington in their Week 4 NFL game.