Broncos-Patriots game rescheduled for Oct. 18

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Published: Oct. 11, 2020 at 8:33 AM MDT
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DENVER (AP/KKTV) - The NFL has postponed the Denver-New England game again due to another positive coronavirus test with the Patriots.

That game, originally scheduled for Sunday, had been moved to Monday night. This is now the third postponement for the game.

11 News sports director Taylor Kilgore says the new game has been scheduled for Oct. 18 at New England, which would have been when the Broncos took on the Dolphins at home. The Miami game will now have to be rescheduled. Kilgore says if it cannot be rescheduled, the Broncos will lose a home game.

Both teams will now have a bye this week, the Broncos said in a statement posted to the team website.

“This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts,” the Broncos said in their statement.

A person familiar with the situation says the Patriots have closed their facility again after the positive test result.

The latest result also endangers the Titans' game with Buffalo (4-0) set for Tuesday night after it was moved from Sunday. Six games have been moved already as the league is in its fifth week of the schedule.

According to the Associated Press, the latest out of New England to test positive is reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore. This latest positive result puts their outbreak at four, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither team announced the latest results.

Bronco players are not pleased with this latest delay.

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