Chiefs news for 05 October 2020
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, a source reports that one of the planes will carry “roughly 20 persons” that have had contact with quarterback Cam Newton, whose test results came back positive for COVID-19 late Friday night. All other Patriots players have reportedly tested negative. However, according to WCVB-TV’s Shaun Ganley, the Patriots are not taking their team planes as Florio reported. Instead, Ganley reports that they will be contracting planes through Delta Airlines.
Chiefs vs. Patriots Moved to Monday | Chiefs.com
The NFL announced today that Kansas City’s Week 4 matchup vs. New England, originally scheduled for 3:25 p.m. CT today, will be played on Monday, Oct. 5 at 6:05 p.m. on CBS. Tickets for the Chiefs vs. Patriots game will be valid for the new date and time. Parking gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and all stadium gates will open at 4:30 p.m. for the 6:05 p.m. kickoff.
Monday’s game will air as a national broadcast on CBS with Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson calling the action. Fans can also tune into WDAF-FM (106.5 The Wolf), the home of the Chiefs Radio Network, as “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus, former Chiefs WR Danan Hughes and sideline reporter Josh Klingler broadcast the game. Tico Sports will produce a Spanish broadcast on Real Country 1030 AM (KCWJ) featuring Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and sideline reporter Hannah Bassham. Both radio broadcasts are also available streaming on the Chiefs Mobile app within a 50-mile radius of the Kansas City metro area.
The postponed Patriots-Chiefs Week 4 game has been rescheduled for Monday night at 7:05 p.m. ET, the league announced Sunday. The game will be broadcast on CBS. As a result, the Monday Night Football game between the Falcons and Packers will start at 8:50 p.m. ET on ESPN.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, both the Chiefs and the Patriots have received negative COVID-19 test results since QBs Cam Newton and Jordan Ta’amu both tested positive. Each team is doing additional point-of-care tests this morning and further negative test results are needed for the league to officially reschedule the game. This is a step in the right direction for both teams.
In a series that dates back to the original AFL days, the Chiefs hold a 19-16-3 lead over the Patriots after 38 clashes. On the very first meeting between the two organizations, the Dallas Texans lost to the Boston Patriots 42-14. These are two of the most historic AFC organizations and have each claimed a spot among the most respected in the league. The Patriots won six Super Bowls in an 18-season stretch while the Chiefs have two Lombardi Trophies that are 50 years apart. While New England dominated the 2000’s and 2010’s, Kansas City could be on the verge of dominating the next two decades. While Tom Brady’s presence elevated the rivalry, this is still one of the more intriguing AFC battles.
“That contact-tracer lets you know who you are around,” Burkholder said. “Now tomorrow, if we got a positive test, they would know that I spent five minutes with Ted Crews, or four minutes within six feet of [Director of Football Communications] Brad Gee. They would go back and trace that and then we would put our protocol in place based on the tracing. The tracing is a huge deal.”
Ta’amu has served as the Chiefs’ scout team quarterback and would’ve gone up against the first-team defense during practice this week. He may have also been in meeting rooms with quarterbacks coach Mike Kafka, Mahomes, second-string quarterback Chad Henne, and fellow practice-squad quarterback Matt Moore.