NFL NewsNFL ScoresNFL StandingsNFL StatsNFL OddsNFL Game LogsNFL Teams

    Zero positive COVID tests ahead of NFL Week 1

    By Amber Lee
    NFL

    It’s impressive how well the NFL, its teams and the players have handled the COVID-19 pandemic in the several weeks leading up to Week 1.

    When the league announced this past summer that it still planned on teams playing in their home venues, there were obvious concern that an outbreak of the virus could stop the season in its tracks. That was magnified after multiple COVID-19 outbreaks within the Major League Baseball world.

    Bet on NFL Futures

    This is not the case in the NFL. Results from Saturday’s COVID-19 tests were released before Week 1 got started on Sunday. And they are amazing.

    That’s 5,000 different individuals who were tested for the virus. Zero coming back positive represents a stunning result for the NFL.

     

    Read: Cam Newton Gets Into It With Dolphins In First Game as a Patriot

     

    Teams traveled throughout the United States on Saturday in preparation for Week 1. There are strict protocols for the traveling parties within each team. It will be interesting to see if said protocols snuff out a potential outbreak before it happens.

    A number of teams have decided to host a minimal number of fans to start the season. Other teams are taking a wait-and-see approach.

    These numbers could potentially lead to more teams having fans in attendance as the season progresses. That will be all about the protocols put in place and how the pandemic looks in certain regions.