The NFL’s Week 4 marquee matchup between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs that was postponed after Pats QB Cm Newton tested positive for the Coronavirus has now been rescheduled for Monday.
Originally scheduled for today at 4:25 pm, The Patriots, Chiefs game will now kick off Monday night at 7:05 pm.
The Atlanta Falcons traveling to Green Bay to face the Packers was originally the only game scheduled for Monday night. Now becomes the second act of the surprise Monday Night Football doubleheader as it moves to 8:50 pm, according to ESPN.
Monday night doubleheader….
Falcons-Packers 8:50 https://t.co/P2WD6xTCkK
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 4, 2020
The current plan, pending the results of point of care tests, is for #Patriots–#Chiefs to play on Monday, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. It’s the preference from both teams, and there have been no additional positives so far, which is a positive sign.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 4, 2020
Sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini that the Patriots were told during a Sunday morning meeting their matchup against the reigning Super Bowl champion Chiefs will happen Monday, and the team is set to fly to Kansas City Monday morning.
During a Patriots' team meeting that started at 10am, the team was informed as of right now they will be playing their game against the Chiefs on Monday per sources. They were told they will fly tomorrow morning.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) October 4, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu, also reportedly tested positive.
According to NFL sources, both teams will be tested again Monday morning.