It has been a long time coming, but the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens will play in Week 12.
After three delays, multiple COVID-19 positive tests and plenty of conspiracy theories to boot, the Steelers and Ravens will be playing Wednesday afternoon at 3:40 p.m. ET at Heinz Field.
Brian McCarthy, director of Public Relations for the National Football League, made it short and sweet on his verified Twitter account letting fans know the game is going to happen.
Game on #BALvsPit. Let’s do this.— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) December 2, 2020
One of the reasons the game will be played? No Ravens players tested positive prior to the game, marking the first time in 10 days no positives have come from the Ravens’ roster. This per Adam Schefter of ESPN:
No Ravens player positives today, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2020
What might be the biggest story of this game is the game is being played in Week 12. Sure, it was delayed three times, and, yes, no one is used to Wednesday afternoon football, but if the NFL was forced to create a Week 18 it would equate to a ripple effect throughout the entire NFL.
Thankfully the league didn’t have to do that, and in the process kept their 16-game season, and their 7-team playoff system in place, for now.
Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black and gold as they prepare for the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday afternoon.