Titans’ new COVID-19 cases lead to Tennessee, Vikings suspending in-person activities
A handful of positive COVID-19 cases recently disrupted the seemingly virus-free NFL landscape. The Tennessee Titans had three players along with five personnel who tested positive for the coronavirus. The organization along with its most recent opponent in the Minnesota Vikings will both suspend in-person club activities from now on.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the developments on Twitter:
The #Titans had three new player positives and five new personnel positives for COVID-19, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. Both Titans and Vikings, who hosted them Sunday, will suspend in person club activities starting today.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 29, 2020
ESPN Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter also posted the announcement released by the Titans organization in response to the matter:
After multiple positive COVID tests in their organization , the Titans are halting in-person work today and made this announcement: pic.twitter.com/2LDjIBgyor
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 29, 2020
The recent cases could eventually have an impact on the Titans’ next game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4. However, no word has been released by the two teams regarding the availability of next week’s game.
On the field, the Tennessee Titans extended their win streak to three games with a 31-30 nail-biting win against the Minnesota Vikings. The visiting team used a huge third-quarter scoring run to widen the disparity between the two teams. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was productive under center and recorded 321 passing yards on 23/37 passes completed along with an interception.
Running back Derrick Henry ran 119 rushing yards on 26 carries along with two scored touchdowns for the Titans. Veteran wide receiver Kalif Raymond added 118 receiving yards on 3 touches in their win. The victory placed the Titans in the top spot of the AFC South division while the Vikings’ loss dragged them in the cellar-dwelling spot of the NFC North.
The entire league is currently all eyes on the developing situation which can potentially have a big implication in the coming weeks if the widespread aggravates.