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COVID-19 forces Ravens to move Thanksgiving game against Steelers to Sunday

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Posted at 1:13 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 18:07:13-05

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens have been forced to reschedule their Thanksgiving day game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Instead the game will air nationally on NBC at 1:15 Sunday afternoon.

The change comes as multiple players, including running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins tested positive for COVID-19, following last Sunday's Titans game.

All this week, the team's facilities have been closed with meetings and practice being held virtually.

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Following the news, the Ravens released a statement thanking the NFL for its decision to move the game.

"We appreciate the NFL for its diligence in working closely with us to ensure the well-being of players, coaches and staff from both the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers organizations," the team said. "Protecting the health and safety of each team, in addition to our communities at large, is of utmost importance. We will continue to follow guidance from the NFL and its medical experts, as we focus on safely resuming preparations for Sunday’s game."

The Baltimore Ravens have also disciplined a staff member for conduct surrounding the recent COVID-19 cases that have affected players and staff.