The journey to the Week 12 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens has been a long and winding road, to say the least. Originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night, then rescheduled for Sunday night only to be told the game will be played Tuesday night, the Steelers fan base has been furious over the proceedings.
With the NFL bumping the game to Tuesday night it is their last opportunity to ensure a game is played. If they cannot get this game in they would be faced with a decision to force a forfeit, or create a Week 18 and alter the league’s postseason plans.
On Friday evening, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh released a statement saying the organization has a plan, and they will be ready for the Steelers on Tuesday night.
Statement from Head Coach John Harbaugh: pic.twitter.com/fhgSS0igjz— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 27, 2020
The statement reads:
“We appreciate the efforts of the NFL and Pittsburgh Steelers throughout this process, while we all work to create an environment that keeps the health and safety of everyone involved at the forefront of each decision.
“Our organization has a plan in place, and we will be prepared to play the Steelers. We thank everyone for their adaptability and look forward to the challenge of facing a very good football team at Heinz Field on Tuesday night.”
The Ravens had just one player test positive, a practice squad player, on Friday, so the hope is their outbreak is getting under control. Now the Steelers have to be worried about their own locker room after three players tested positive for the virus Friday and were put on the COVID/Reserve List.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare for the Ravens on Tuesday night in Week 12.