Week 18, playoff bubble discussed

During a meeting of NFL owners conducted virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed some issues that have arisen recently because of a number of positive tests for COVID-19.

The Steelers were one of the teams impacted by this rise in positive tests when several players and staff members of the Tennessee Titans tested positive for COVID-19, which forced the postponement of the game between the teams that had been scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 4. That game now will be played in Nashville on Oct. 25, and the Steelers' game vs. the Ravens in Baltimore was moved to Nov. 1.

Goodell urged the owners to be diligent in having their teams follow the league's COVID-19 protocols, he spoke of "flexibility and adapting," and emphasized that by adding, "flexibility is going to be critical."

For more on the virtual Owners Meeting, plus a possible Week 18 scenario, and the viability of a "playoff bubble," follow this link to a story written by NFL.com's Nick Shook: NFL.com Story