The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers will no longer play on Thanksgiving this year.
Baltimore announced Wednesday that its Thursday matchup against the Steelers has been postponed until Sunday due to the team's coronavirus outbreak.
Our game at the Pittsburgh Steelers scheduled for Thursday, November 26 has been moved to Sunday afternoon, November 29.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 25, 2020
The Ravens have returned multiple positive COVID-19 tests over the course of the past week. It was reported Tuesday that Baltimore was dealing with at least 10 positive tests. Running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram have been confirmed to have the coronavirus. A number of other players were placed on the reserve/COVID list based on close contact.
When the game was still scheduled for Thursday, Ravens defensive end Derek Wolfe called out the NFL early Wednesday morning, saying that the league's player safety is a joke for allowing the matchup to go on as planned.
Multiple Steelers have expressed their frustration with the announcement of the game's postponement, including JuJu Smith-Schuster, who pointed out the league took Pittsburgh's bye week and now is taking away their prime-time game.
First the NFL takes away our bye week because another team can’t get their Covid situation together, now they take away our Thanksgiving primetime game for the same reason. Smh.— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) November 25, 2020
No wayyy— Anthony Mcfarland Jr (@AnttMacc_) November 25, 2020
What a joke....— Chase Claypool (@ChaseClaypool) November 25, 2020
Maaaaaannnnnnnnnn that’s some BS— Devlin Hodges (@DevlinHodges10) November 25, 2020