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What Week 5 NFL schedule looks like after Covid-19 delays

The NFL has moved Broncos-Patriots to Monday, Bills-Titans to Tuesday, and next week’s Bills-Chiefs out of Thursday. We break down all the maneuvering

A general view inside Nissan Stadium prior to the game between the Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Chargers. Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL announced some changes to the Week 5 schedule to account for multiple issues related to Covid-19. This is all subject to change given how the testing process and protocols operate, but for now, we’ve got an extended Week 5 schedule.

The league has moved Broncos-Patriots from Sunday at 1 p.m. ET to Monday evening at 5 p.m. The game is also being moved from CBS to ESPN so that Monday will bring a Monday Night Football doubleheader. Chargers-Saints will start at 8:15 p.m. as scheduled.

The Bills-Titans contest was also scheduled for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, but it is being moved to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. It will remain on CBS if the game happens. The Bills are scheduled to face the Chiefs on Thursday, October 15, and that is being moved to Sunday given the quick turnaround.

Both of these games are still in question due to Covid-19 testing. The Titans have had more positives in recent days, and if they have another positive Friday morning, that would likely sink the chances of playing the Bills-Titans game this week. If Bills-Titans ends up postponed to another week, Bills-Chiefs would move back to Thursday Night Football.

Here’s what the Sunday, Monday, Tuesday schedule looks like.

Sunday, October 11

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 PM, FOX
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens, 1:00 PM, CBS
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, 1:00 PM, CBS
Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs, 1:00 PM, CBS
Arizona Cardinals at New York Jets, 1:00 PM, FOX
Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 PM, FOX
Los Angeles Rams at Washington Football Team, 1:00 PM, FOX
Miami Dolphins at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 PM, FOX
Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns, 4:25 PM, CBS
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 PM, CBS
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 PM, NBC

Monday, October 12

​​Denver Broncos at New England Patriots, 5:00 PM, ESPN
Los Angeles Chargers at New Orleans Saints, 8:15 PM, ESPN

Tuesday, October 13

​​Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans, 7:00 PM, CBS