The journey to the Week 12 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens was a long and winding road, to say the least. Originally scheduled for Thanksgiving night, then postponed to Sunday night only to be told the game will be played Tuesday night, the Steelers fan base has been furious with the procedure.
With the NFL postponing the game until Tuesday night, this is their last chance to make sure a game is played. If they can’t get that game, they’ll be faced with the decision to force a forfeit, or create an 18 week and change the league’s postseason plans.
On Friday night, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh released a statement saying the organization had a plan and they would be ready for the Steelers on Tuesday night.
The statement reads as follows:
“We appreciate the efforts of the NFL and the Pittsburgh Steelers throughout this process, as we all work to create an environment that keeps the health and safety of everyone involved at the forefront of every decision.
“Our organization has a plan in place and we’ll be ready to play against the Steelers. We thank everyone for their adaptability and look forward to the challenge of facing a very good football team at Heinz Field on Tuesday night.
Only one Ravens player tested positive on Friday, a player from the practice squad, so the hope is that their epidemic gets under control. Now the Steelers need to worry about their own locker room after three players tested positive for the virus on Friday and were put on the COVID / reserve list.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes regarding the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare for the Ravens on Tuesday night of Week 12.