The Buffalo Bills‘ road game against the Tennessee Titans has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. ET on October 13, the NFL announced on October 8. This decision was made after a COVID-19 outbreak within the Titans’ organization forced the league to postpone the game.
Originally scheduled for October 11, the Week 5 match-up between the two teams was put in jeopardy after three Titans players came back with positive COVID-19 tests during the week. With the Titans’ facility forced to be closed since September 29, the three positive tests pushed the team’s total to 23 over two weeks.
If the Titans register any more positive tests, however, the NFL will force their October 13 game against the Bills to be postponed. In this case, the Bills-Chiefs game will go back to its original Thursday Night Football slot on October 15.
Bills players and coaches were unsure of the NFL’s plans throughout the week. Head coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen said on October 7 that the team would trust the league’s decision.
The Titans had no additional positive tests during the round of COVID-19 testing on October 9, a source told Adam Shefter. The team is trying to get back into its facility by October 10 afternoon, a source said.