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Patriots vs. Chiefs game rescheduled due to COVID-19

The Patriots-Chiefs game will air on WVLT Monday night
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) pressures Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) as he tries to pass during the first half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass.
FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) pressures Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) as he tries to pass during the first half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass.(Steven Senne | AP)
Published: Oct. 4, 2020 at 12:40 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -The Patriots-Chiefs game has been rescheduled due to COVID-19.

The game will be played Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:05 p.m. ET on WVLT. The Falcons-Packers game will be rescheduled to an 8:50 p.m. on Monday.

The Chiefs vs. Patriots game was originally scheduled for 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Arrowhead has been postponed after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams.

“In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA to evaluate multiple close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments,” an NFL statement reads. “All decisions will be made with the health and safety of players, team and gameday personnel as our primary consideration.”

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