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):