The scramble to get these games played isn't a triumph of perseverance. It's just the latest example of keeping the owners' pockets lined.
For years, these elite NFL coaches have praised the performances of Tom Brady, Mr. Six Rings. On Sunday, in a matchup that fits prime time but wasn't one CBS was about to let get away from its afternoon lineup, Mahomes and the Chiefs visit Brady and Tampa Bay.
Two more high-profile Baltimore Ravens players are being added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Ravens' Pro Bowl tight end Mark Andrews and pass rusher Matt Judon are headed to the list. Andrews is a Type 1 diabetic and has tested positive for COVID-19, Schefter reported, citing a source. Andrews is out for Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rapoport reported that Andrews had said before the season that opting out "never really crossed my mind." Rapoport also reported, citing a source, that Judon is headed to the Reserve/COVID-19 list.