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Saints-Lions remains on after false positive for FB Michael Burton

The Saints and Lions will square off in Week 4 after a brief scare Saturday night.

New Orleans Saints fullback Michael Burton warms up prior to kickoff against the Green Bay Packers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions face off Sunday afternoon at Ford Field, and the game is still scheduled to take place after a Covid-19 scare. Saints fullback Michael Burton tested positive on his Saturday test, but it was re-run and was deemed to be a false positive.

Sunday’s schedule has already seen Titans-Steelers moved to Week 7 and Patriots-Chiefs moved to at least Monday or Tuesday due to positive Covid-19 tests. Saints-Lions would not necessarily have been automatically postponed, but re-testing and contact tracing likely would have delayed the game.