NFL’s initially key travel experiment is four weeks absent

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Four months from tomorrow, 13 groups will be touring or making ready to travel to the web page of game titles for the initially Sunday of the regular time. It will be the very first important examination of the cell aspects of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.

With no preseason games this 12 months, there will be no dry runs of any form. When it starts, it begins. And the league has 28 days to refine, as needed, the procedures and needs aimed at staying away from an outbreak when away from dwelling.

A few days following the Texans engage in in Kansas Metropolis on Thursday night, the pursuing game titles will transpire: Eagles at Washington Dolphins at Patriots Colts at Jaguars Bears at Lions Raiders at Panthers Jets at Expenditures Browns at Ravens Seahawks at Falcons Chargers at Bengals Cardinals at 49ers Buccaneers at Saints and Cowboys at Rams.

Numerous journeys arguably could be built by bus. Numerous evidently can’t. Some groups may take into consideration similar-day vacation. The Steelers did that in 2012 when struggling with the Giants following Hurricane Sandy, presented the lack of ability to get a resort in the New York/New Jersey region.

Coincidentally, the Steelers return to New Jersey for the initially Monday night of the time. Considering the fact that it’s a night time sport, same-working day vacation helps make even extra feeling for Pittsburgh this time around.