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Steelers matchup in Week 12 has turned out to be exactly that. Originally set to take place this Thanksgiving night The AFC North showdown keeps getting delayed, moved up and Madden 23 coins rescheduled , as more players and staff members test positive for Covid-19.
The issues with this game started in the last week, and it's unclear when they'll be resolved. Right now the Madden NFL 23 is saying that the game will be played on Wednesday, however as many times as this matchup has been postponed and delayed it's hard to say if it is the case.
The first indications of trouble began to surface after the Ravens overtime victory over the Titans. In the evening of Sunday, multiple players test positive for Covid-19 with the team announcing the results of the tests and declaring they were shutting down practice facilities to prevent the spread.
Baltimore changed to "virtual preparations," but they are still hoping for a game on the Thursday. According to reports, Mark Ingram, and JK Dobbins both tested positive. In the absence of its two primary running back, Gus Edwards is slotted in to play in the match against the Steelers.
The Ravens announce that more players have been tested positive for Covid. The most prominent name Tuesday has been linebacker Pernell McPhee, who is added to the injury list due to the virus. Despite now missing numerous starters however, it is believed that it will still play on Thursday night.
On the eve of the scheduled game On the day of the game, the Ravens announced more players and personnel who tested positive. To address the issue, Madden NFL 23 officially postponed the Thanksgiving night game, declaring that it will be played on Sunday afternoon, at 1:15 p.m.
Neither side is happy about the decision. A few Ravens players voice their displeasure with the league for placing them in danger at all.
"Player security" What a joke
-- Derek Wolfe (@Derek_Wolfe95) November 25. 2020
There are also reports that the Steelers are also discontented that the fact that their game at primetime has been moved with just over 24 hours notice. Pittsburgh will enter the game without losing will be pushing for an initial round bye and potentially home field advantage during the playoffs. The decision to move the game will affect their future game plans.
The Ravens announce that they have internally the discipline of a staff member thought to be a strength and cheapest mut coins conditioning instructor, due to failing in observing the protocol.