Ravens-Steelers game pushed back to Wednesday
The Baltimore Ravens’ Week 12 bout with the Pittsburgh Steelers has been postponed again due to COVID-19 concerns. The game will take place on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. and will still be nationally televised on NBC.
This marks the third time that the game between the arch AFC North rivals has been pushed back. It was originally supposed to be the primetime matchup on Thanksgiving night before the Ravens’ outbreak forced it to get moved back to Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and then to Tuesday at 8 p.m.
This also means that the Ravens Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys will be moved for a second time. It will now take place on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 8:05 p.m. and will be broadcasted nationally on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon.
The Ravens activated four players from the Reserve/COVID-19 List on Monday that were placed there on Saturday, but they also placed four players on the list that tested positive on Sunday.
Baltimore currently has 19 players on the reserve list and has had one or more players test positive for eight consecutive days.
A positive development to come out of this latest postponement is that the Ravens’ top two running backs will be eligible to play in the game according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport.
Their 10-day isolation periods following their positive tests will be over by Wednesday, however, reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson still won’t be eligible.
Dobbins appeared to have seize the role as the featured back in the Ravens offense in the team’s 30-24 loss to the Tennessee Titans in overtime last week and has been Baltimore’s most explosive player at the position all season.
He gashed the Steelers’ top ranked defense for a game and career-high 113 yards in the first meeting between these two teams of the year in Week Eight.