This seemed inevitable, and the reasons for doing it are based on health and safety, but moving the Ravens/Steelers game off of Thanksgiving presents us with the worst slate ever.
Due to COVID, this game will now be played on Sunday, leaving us with Cowboys vs. Washington and Lions vs. Texans as Thursday’s games. These are four teams with a combined record of 13 wins and 27 losses.
Ian Rapoport with some news:
The #Steelers players are very upset. But if this keeps them safer, that is a win for all. COVID forces everyone to adjust whether they like it or not. Now, for the first time in weeks, a game is pushed a few days.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 25, 2020
I don’t blame them for being upset. They’ve been dicked a couple times this year, first when their bye week was moved and then again now with this game being pushed back at 24 hours notice. Meantime, San Francisco was facing the same issue as Baltimore but had to play their Thursday night game with a lot of guys missing, resulting in them getting walloped. It’s almost like the NFL is being inconsistent here! (duh)
Here’s one of Pittsburgh’s stars explaining it:
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
Pittsburgh keeps having to face the consequences of other people not being able to do their part and stay safe. Kind of like how the Marlins screwed over the Phillies and other teams at the beginning of the baseball season with their ridiculous negligence.
In a weird way, I’m pulling for the Steelers to run the table, just because I’d like to them shove it in Baltimore and Tennessee faces and rip off what would be an incredible achievement.
Let’s go Yinzers?