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Lions vs Steelers Live Stream Online Free TV Channel On 4K How To Watch 2021 NFL Preseason Game Online The NFL Preseason 2021 Match is set to take place at the Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago on 21 August. The match will start at 10:30 pm IST.

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However, the NFL has opted against the “bubble” approach used by the NBA, NHL, and MLS because there are too many people involved in football operations—about 150 combined players, coaches, and essential staff for each of the 32 teams. Instead, the league is relying on everyone involved to make good choices, get tests frequently, and practice social distancing to prevent the virus from spreading. Of course, there is no social distancing in football (the sport is basically the opposite of social distancing). But the goal is to make sure none of the players on the field have the virus. Thus far, these measures have worked. Just 10 of 58,621 tests conducted on 8,739 players from August 21 to August 29 came back positive. But a good training camp does not mean a good season. MLB had strong success with testing during spring training, but then had far more trouble when the season started and travel began. The NFL could face a similar problem. The league plans to keep the schedule on track, but that does not mean it does not have contingency plans.

The league is reportedly prepared to move the Super Bowl back to any weekend in February or early March if necessary. The first two weeks of the season were structured to be pushed back if needed, and there might be a window created between the regular season and the playoffs to make up for any games that get postponed, an issue baseball has dealt with this season as multiple teams have had positive COVID-19 tests.

How Will the NFL’s COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Work?

The testing plan is in place, but rules around allowing fans in stadiums aren’t uniform. The NFL is allowing teams to have different rules for fan attendance (e.g., the Miami Dolphins are hosting a 20 percent capacity in Miami, but the New York Jets will not allow fans in their New Jersey stadium). There are 30 stadiums, and in theory each could have a different policy. The look and feel of the game will be different, and some coaches say there is a competitive advantage to some teams having fans while others don’t, but that merely exposes a fundamental reality of the 2020 season: It is not going to be fair. The concept of fairness this year will be sacrificed at the altar of finishing the season on time.

Players were allowed to opt out of the season—though not with anywhere near the same benefits that NBA or MLB players received. Yet just about every household name is playing this year. The risks for players are complex, as lung and heart complications for people who recover are not well understood. There is also a group of coaches and referees who are in at-risk categories based on age. But the league is expecting all-time-high ratings, so the incentive for owners to pull off the season is massive.

After Floyd’s death, a group of players including reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, and Saints receiver Michael Thomas released a video demanding commissioner Roger Goodell repeat a statement in which he “condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black people,” “admit wrong in silencing our players from peacefully protesting,” and state that “Black lives matter.” Goodell responded in less than 24 hours. Goodell also went on Emmanuel Acho’s YouTube show Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man last month, where he acknowledged the NFL made a mistake with Kaepernick and apologized, saying, “I wish we had listened earlier, Kap, to what you were kneeling about.”

This is a big change from three years ago, when the NFL tried to squash protests around the league. But Americans may have changed their minds in that time, too. The question now is what will happen when NFL games begin. Players and coaches are expected to kneel en masse during the national anthem. But as that form of protest becomes mainstream, will another form rise?

Everyone knows this one, but none of us has processed it yet. The Tom Brady–Bill Belichick era defined modern football. Together, they won six rings, appeared in nine Super Bowls and 13 AFC championships, and captured 17 AFC East titles. It might have been the best pairing in the history of American team sports. Now it’s over. Brady left for Florida to ride out the most public midlife crisis in the U.S. to play for the Buccaneers, a team that hasn’t been great for most of its history. The inevitable follow-up is: Why?

Tom Brady and the Art of Reinvention

Brady’s decision seems to have been more about leaving the Pats than joining a specific team. Brady had worked at only one company in his life. That is out of tune with the rest of the American workforce. Regardless of the industry, it is possible to spend 20 years working at the same place for the same boss and same owner, achieve unprecedented success, and then feel it’s time for a change. On top of that, the Patriots have ruthlessly swapped out players a year too early rather than a year too late. Brady has seen this happen to dozens (hundreds?) of players in his career, and it would be surprising if he never wondered when the franchise would do that to him, especially since he wants to play until he is 45. Leaving New England is merely evidence that Brady had been paying attention.

Why he chose Tampa Bay also seems fairly simple—it came down to the Chargers and the Bucs, and the Bucs are in the same time zone as his family. They also have a better team. Brady is joined by Rob Gronkowski, who came out of retirement and was traded to the Bucs this offseason. Gronk, along with receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate, and newly signed running back Leonard Fournette, make up perhaps the best skill group Brady has had since Randy Moss and Co.

Brady turned 43 last month. There have been only seven total games started by a quarterback 43 or older in NFL history, so the Buccaneers are officially sailing into uncharted territory. The question is whether we will look back on Brady-to-the-Bucs as a meme, like Michael Jordan on the Wizards, or momentous, like Peyton Manning on the Broncos. The answer could happen as soon as this season, as Brady chases a seventh ring. This year’s Super Bowl is scheduled to take place in Tampa. No team has ever played a Super Bowl in their home stadium.