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 game day personnel as our primary consideration.

 

Statement from the New England Patriots

“Late last night, we received notice that a Patriots player tested positive for COVID-19. The player immediately entered self-quarantine. Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests this morning and all were negative for COVID-19.

“We are in close consultation with the NFL, as well as our team of independent doctors and specialists, and will follow their guidance regarding our scheduled trip to Kansas City and game against the Chiefs. The health and safety of our team, as well as our opponent, are of highest priority.”

WEEK 4 (OCTOBER 4) SCHEDULE CHANGE
COLTS-BEARS SHIFTS TO 4:25 PM ET

The NFL announced today a scheduling change for Week 4 on Sunday, October 4.

The Indianapolis Colts at Chicago Bears game will move from 1:00 PM ET to 4:25 PM ET on CBS.

As previously announced, 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.

The Week 4 schedule (all times ET):

 

 

Sunday, October 4

Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers 1:00 PM FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM CBS
Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys 1:00 PM FOX
New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions 1:00 PM FOX
Minnesota Vikings at Houston Texans 1:00 PM FOX
Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins 1:00 PM FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00 PM CBS
Baltimore Ravens at Washington Football Team 1:00 PM CBS
New York Giants at Los Angeles Rams 4:05 PM FOX
Buffalo Bills at Las Vegas Raiders 4:25 PM CBS
Indianapolis Colts at Chicago Bears 4:25 PM CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers 8:20 PM NBC
 

Monday, October 5

Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers 8:15 PM ESPN