NFL announces Week 5 schedule changes

By Brian Wilmer -

The NFL has announced schedule changes for Week 5 that involve Denver, New England, Buffalo, and Tennessee.

Due to positive novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) test results with the Titans, their game with the Bills will be played Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7:00pm (Eastern) on CBS.

The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, also affected by positive COVID-19 test results, will now be played Monday, Oct. 12, at 5:00pm (Eastern). ESPN will air that contest.

Below is the updated schedule for Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season:

Thursday, October 8 ​ ​
Tampa Bay at Chicago – 8:20pm, FOX/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, October 11
Carolina at Atlanta – 1:00pm, FOX
Cincinnati at Baltimore – 1:00pm, CBS
Jacksonville at Houston – 1:00pm, CBS
Las Vegas at Kansas City – 1:00pm, CBS
Arizona at NY Jets – 1:00pm, FOX
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh – 1:00pm, FOX
LA Rams at Washington – 1:00pm, FOX
Miami at San Francisco – 4:05pm, FOX
Indianapolis at Cleveland – 4:25pm, CBS
NY Giants at Dallas – 4:25pm, CBS
Minnesota at Seattle – 8:20pm, NBC

Monday, October 12
Denver at New England – 5:00pm, ESPN
LA Chargers at New Orleans – 8:15pm, ESPN

Tuesday, October 13
Buffalo at Tennessee – 7:00pm, CBS

NFL Schedules

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NFL should’ve went with a 12-game schedule (eliminating inter conference games) and scheduled multiple bye weeks instead. Also, since next week’s Thursday game (KC-Buffalo) is likely being bumped to Sunday, they should move next week’s Green Bay-Tampa Bay game from Sunday 10/18 up three days to Thursday 10/15, since Green Bay has off this week and Tampa Bay played this Thursday, so both teams will be well rested.

NFL should have added two weeks where everyone had bye’s. I know they wouldn’t want to do that because of rating but if you had a whole bye scheduled for mid October and Mid December you could have just moved these games until then.