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Ravens-Steelers moved to Wednesday afternoon due to Covid-19

Positive Covid-19 tests following Week 11 are now putting the Ravens Week 12 matchup with the Steelers in question.

Can Baltimore cover on the road against Pittsburgh?

Tuesday update: The Ravens had a practice session on Tuesday and remain on track to depart for Pittsburgh later in the afternoon, per Jamison Hensley. The game remains scheduled for Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. ET.

UPDATE: The game is now scheduled for 3:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, per Gerry Sandusky.

Monday late PM update: The NFL is moving the game from Tuesday to Wednesday for the time being, per Adam Schefter. This raises questions about the Week 13 statuses of the Steelers Sunday game against Washington and the Ravens now Monday game against the Cowboys. UPDATE: Gerry Dulac is reporting Washington vs. Steelers will be moved to Monday.

Monday PM update: The Tuesday game would appear to remain on track to be played on Tuesday evening. It could still be postponed Tuesday morning, but the Ravens reportedly had no new positives that would implicate close contacts.

Monday AM update: The Ravens had a practice planned for 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, but the NFL called and told the team to shut down until at least 5 p.m., per Albert Breer. The Ravens-Steelers game is still scheduled to take place on Tuesday, but test results could still change that. Additionally, snow is in the Pittsburgh forecast for Tuesday morning, which could impact travel plans.

Official release: The NFL officially announced Ravens-Steelers is moving to Tuesday 8:20 p.m. and the following Thursday’s Cowboys-Ravens game is moving to the following Monday at 5 p.m. ET. The latter game is based on the assumption Ravens-Steelers actually happens on Tuesday.

Friday PM update: The NFL is moving the Ravens-Steelers game from Sunday to Tuesday, per ESPN. This could still change again, but that’s the case for now.

Friday lunch update: The Steelers canceled their planned Friday practice, per team spokesperson Burt Lauten. They have a practice scheduled for Saturday, but are awaiting word from the league on if their Sunday game against the Ravens will still happen.

Thursday late PM update: Ravens coach John Harbaugh has told his team they will not be allowed into the facility until Monday at the earliest, per Adam Schefter. This would seem to suggest the game is not going to happen on Sunday, but the league has not postponed it further yet.

Thursday PM update: Lamar Jackson has tested positive for Covid-19, according to NFL Network and Adam Schefter is reporting four players and one staff have tested positive today. A source said to Schefter about Ravens-Steelers on Sunday, “No way it can be played.”

Thursday AM update: The Ravens have had more positive test results Thursday morning, marking the fourth straight day of positive tests, per Jamison Hensley.

Wednesday PM update: The NFL announced on Wednesday it will be rescheduling the Ravens-Steelers game. It will air on Sunday at a time still to be determined. There will only be two Thanksgiving games due to the Covid-19 rescheduling.

Wednesday AM update: The team is considering flying to Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving day, per Ian Rapoport. With multiple players and staff testing positive for Covid-19, the team would be looking to get Wednesday testing results first thing Thursday before traveling to Pittsburgh.

The Baltimore Ravens have had five players and four staffers test positive for Covid 19 on Monday and Tuesday following their Week 11 game with the Titans, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter says the game is still on for now, but additional positive tests could force the NFL to postpone the matchup.

The Ravens have shut down their facility and we know that running backs J.K. Dobbins, Mark Ingram and NT Brandon Williams have been placed on the Covid list. Those are big losses, but we also don’t know the names of the other players who tested positive and if there will be any close contacts who will also be shut down.

At this point it appears that Baltimore will need to have no new positive tests to have a chance to play on the short turnaround for their Thursday night matchup. If so, this would be the second game the Steelers had postponed and rescheduled, despite not being the team dealing with a Covid outbreak.