It appears Sunday's game between Kansas City and Carolina will be played as scheduled even in the aftermath of the murder/suicide involving Chiefs middle linebacker Jovan Belcher.
FOXSports.com NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported that the league has "full plans" of playing the game at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Charlotte Observer reported that the Panthers were told by the NFL to maintain their Saturday afternoon travel plans for the matchup.
Glazer, though, reports there is still a chance the NFL could decide later to postpone the contest in light of Belcher's Saturday morning suicide at team headquarters after police said he had killed his girlfriend.
One possibility would be shifting kickoff until Monday night to give Chiefs players and coaches more time to grieve. However, the NFL is reticent to change preset schedules because of the logistics involved in doing so from both a travel and organizational standpoint with stadium and game personnel.