Update 11 am: The Patriots and Chiefs will face off on Monday at 7:05 p.m. ET on CBS, per Adam Schefter. The Falcons-Packers Monday Night Football game has been moved from 8:15 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.
Update 10:54 a.m.: The Chiefs received results from their latest point-of-care tests and they all came back negative, according to Ian Rapoport.
Update 10:12 a.m.: The Patriots have been informed the plan is for them to play on Monday and fly to Kansas City Monday morning, per ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
Sunday update 10am: The Patriots latest round of tests have come back negative, meaning Cam Newton remains the only positive. The Chiefs are waiting for their latest results, with Jordan Ta’amu still the only positive. The plan is to play the game Monday evening if the tests remain negative, according to NFL Network.
The New England-Kansas City game scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday will be rescheduled to Monday or Tuesday after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams.
In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA to evaluate multiple close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments. All decisions will be made with the health and safety of players, team and gameday personnel as our primary consideration.
News broke on Saturday morning that Patriots’ quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for the coronavirus according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates.
Patriots’ QB Cam Newton tested positive and is out for Sunday’s game vs. Kansas City, per @FieldYates and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020
The Patriots opened as between a 7-and-8 point underdog in most places, but the game is off the board at DraftKings Sportsbook.
It looks like the game might be pushed back until at least Tuesday according to Schefter.
Now sounding like, Tuesday Night Football, Patriots at Chiefs.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2020