Steelers-Ravens Thanksgiving Night Game Postponed

Eric Heyl

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Steelers Thanksgiving night game against the Baltimore Ravens was postponed by the NFL Wednesday and will be played on Sunday instead. The move was made after a number of Ravens tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

"This decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts," the league said in a statement.

The game has been rescheduled for 1:15 on Sunday and will be broadcast on NBC.

Because of the postponement, there will be no prime-time football game on to conclude the holiday. In the two games that will be played, Detroit will host Houston and Washington will be at Dallas.

This is the second time the Steelers have had a game moved because of the opponent's COVID-19 issues. The team's Week 4 game against against the Tennessee Titans also had to be moved.

This article originally appeared on the Pittsburgh Patch