Patriots-Chiefs game rescheduled for Monday night, National Football League confirms – WCVB Boston

The National Football League has confirmed that the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will play Monday night, as the teams did not see any new positive COVID-19 results from tests that were administered both Saturday and Sunday.ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the Patriots-Chiefs game, which was originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m. Sunday, will kick off at 7:05 p.m. Sunday in Kansas City.Schefter tweeted that both teams will be tested Monday morning, even though the National Football League does not require COVID-19 tests on gameday.According to multiple NFL Network reporters, the Patriots are expected to travel to Kansas City on Monday if that day’s test results are negative.In Sunday’s schedule update, the NFL said that both the Patriots and Chiefs have worked closely with the league, the NFL Players Association and infectious disease experts in order to conduct contact tracing. Post-coronavirus exposure protocols are now in effect for both teams, according to the league.In addition, the NFL announced that Monday night’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers will shift to an 8:50 p.m. start.On Saturday, the NFL made the decision to postpone Sunday’s game between the Patriots and Chiefs after members of both teams reported positive COVID-19 test results.SportsCenter 5’s Chris Gasper was able to confirm that Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for the coronavirus. Other players were notified about Newton’s positive test result Saturday morning.In a statement released Saturday, the New England Patriots said they was notified late Friday night that a player had tested positive for COVID-19, but did not identify that player.According to the team, the player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point-of-care tests Saturday morning and all of them tested negative for COVID-19.”We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and the game against the Chiefs,” the team’s statement reads. “The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority.”Buses were ready and waiting at Gillette Stadium to bring the team to Boston’s Logan International Airport Saturday afternoon, but players and coaches were seen walking past the buses and to their personal vehicles in the parking lot and leaving the premises.According to FlightAware, the Patriots’ flight from Logan to Kansas City International Airport — which was scheduled to depart at 2:40 p.m. Saturday — was canceled. The team’s return flight to Boston, which was scheduled to depart at 8:35 p.m. CDT, was also canceled.Newton signed with the Patriots as a free agent in July after Tom Brady, who led New England to six Super Bowl titles in 20 seasons, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March.The 31-year-old led New England to a 2-1 record in the first three games of the 2020 season. In those games, he completed 68.1% of his passes for 714 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also run for 149 yards and four more scores on 35 carries.According to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, if Newton is showing symptoms, he will not be able to return until at least 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared; at least 72 hours have passed since the symptoms last occurred; his return is approved by the Patriots’ physician following consultation with the Incident Command System and the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer; and local COVID-19 regulations and requirements are met.If Newton is asymptomatic, 10 days must pass since his initial positive test and his return must be approved by the team physician following consultation with the ICS and the league’s chief medical officer. In addition, he could return five days after the initial test result, but he must produce two consecutive negative PCR tests that are separated by a 24 hour period and get the team physician’s approval, as well.Brian Hoyer, a 12-year NFL veteran, or Jarrett Stidham, a 2019 fourth-round draft pick, will likely start at quarterback for the Patriots against the Chiefs, who are the defending Super Bowl champions.NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garofolo reported Saturday that Jordan Ta’amu, a quarterback on Kansas City’s practice squad, was the Chiefs player who tested positive for COVID-19.

The National Football League has confirmed that the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will play Monday night, as the teams did not see any new positive COVID-19 results from tests that were administered both Saturday and Sunday.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the Patriots-Chiefs game, which was originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m. Sunday, will kick off at 7:05 p.m. Sunday in Kansas City.

Schefter tweeted that both teams will be tested Monday morning, even though the National Football League does not require COVID-19 tests on gameday.

According to multiple NFL Network reporters, the Patriots are expected to travel to Kansas City on Monday if that day’s test results are negative.

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In Sunday’s schedule update, the NFL said that both the Patriots and Chiefs have worked closely with the league, the NFL Players Association and infectious disease experts in order to conduct contact tracing. Post-coronavirus exposure protocols are now in effect for both teams, according to the league.

In addition, the NFL announced that Monday night’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers will shift to an 8:50 p.m. start.

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On Saturday, the NFL made the decision to postpone Sunday’s game between the Patriots and Chiefs after members of both teams reported positive COVID-19 test results.

SportsCenter 5’s Chris Gasper was able to confirm that Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for the coronavirus. Other players were notified about Newton’s positive test result Saturday morning.

In a statement released Saturday, the New England Patriots said they was notified late Friday night that a player had tested positive for COVID-19, but did not identify that player.

According to the team, the player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point-of-care tests Saturday morning and all of them tested negative for COVID-19.

“We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and the game against the Chiefs,” the team’s statement reads. “The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority.”

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Buses were ready and waiting at Gillette Stadium to bring the team to Boston’s Logan International Airport Saturday afternoon, but players and coaches were seen walking past the buses and to their personal vehicles in the parking lot and leaving the premises.

According to FlightAware, the Patriots’ flight from Logan to Kansas City International Airport — which was scheduled to depart at 2:40 p.m. Saturday — was canceled. The team’s return flight to Boston, which was scheduled to depart at 8:35 p.m. CDT, was also canceled.

Newton signed with the Patriots as a free agent in July after Tom Brady, who led New England to six Super Bowl titles in 20 seasons, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March.

The 31-year-old led New England to a 2-1 record in the first three games of the 2020 season. In those games, he completed 68.1% of his passes for 714 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also run for 149 yards and four more scores on 35 carries.

According to the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols, if Newton is showing symptoms, he will not be able to return until at least 10 days have passed since the symptoms first appeared; at least 72 hours have passed since the symptoms last occurred; his return is approved by the Patriots’ physician following consultation with the Incident Command System and the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer; and local COVID-19 regulations and requirements are met.

If Newton is asymptomatic, 10 days must pass since his initial positive test and his return must be approved by the team physician following consultation with the ICS and the league’s chief medical officer. In addition, he could return five days after the initial test result, but he must produce two consecutive negative PCR tests that are separated by a 24 hour period and get the team physician’s approval, as well.

Brian Hoyer, a 12-year NFL veteran, or Jarrett Stidham, a 2019 fourth-round draft pick, will likely start at quarterback for the Patriots against the Chiefs, who are the defending Super Bowl champions.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garofolo reported Saturday that Jordan Ta’amu, a quarterback on Kansas City’s practice squad, was the Chiefs player who tested positive for COVID-19.