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While the Bucs and Raiders were scheduled to square off on Sunday Night Football in Week 7, a positive COVID-19 test from Las Vegas’ left tackle Trent Brown and the subsequent absence of multiple players from practice as the team follows the NFL’s contact tracing policies, the contest has been re-scheduled. Bucs vs. Raiders was moved to Sunday’s 4:05 p.m. on FOX time slot, while the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals will play at 8:20 p.m. in their place on Sunday Night Football.

The NFL released the following statement regarding the week’s schedule change.

“These decisions were made out of an abundance of caution to ensure that a game would be available for Fans on Sunday Night Football. We expect the Buccaneers-Raiders game to be played on Sunday afternoon. Scheduling decisions are made the ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts.”

The game won’t be easy to move again if the NFL needs to make a drastic re-scheduling happen. The Raiders have already had their bye week, so there isn’t a week to shift around match-ups like there has been for the other games the league has re-scheduled due to COVID concerns this season.

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eaustinyoung
11 months ago

Wait why would they move it to the afternoon instead of night???

BucNnole
Reply to  eaustinyoung
11 months ago

Read the article it is pretty self explanatory.

Last edited 11 months ago by BucNnole
Spitfire
Reply to  eaustinyoung
11 months ago

Because if the game ends up having to be moved to a later date they won’t have an empty time slot on Sun night. The NFL wants to make sure there is a Sun night game. If we play then cool, if they have to move it then it won’t be missed nationally in the lineup.

TBChucky
11 months ago

I like 4:00 games, so I’m not overly concerned. I read somewhere that all the Raiders players that were send home yesterday will be put on the reserve/COVID list. Does that mean their entire Offensive line will miss the game? If that’s the case, I can understand moving the game.. The NFL probably didn’t want America to see Derek Carr get killed on national television..

scubog
11 months ago

Wife and I were planning to go to this game when the schedule was released before the world stopped spinning. Guess it will be a few years before we get a chance to combine a visit to the Grand Canyon with a game.

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