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Ravens-Steelers moved to Wednesday, two other games also pushed back

By Sports Desk November 30, 2020

The Baltimore Ravens' clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers has been postponed until Wednesday, and two other games were also pushed back.

Originally scheduled for last Thursday as part of the Thanksgiving schedule, the Week 12 game was delayed until Sunday amid a coronavirus outbreak in the Ravens camp.

It was then pushed back to Tuesday, and on Monday it was postponed by another 24 hours.

The depleted Ravens (6-4) placed three more starters on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday as they prepared to face AFC North rivals the Steelers (10-0).

The NFL confirmed the Week 12 clash had officially been moved to Wednesday, while two other games were also impacted.

The Steelers' home game against the Washington Football Team was moved from December 6 to December 7.

The Ravens' hosting of the Dallas Cowboys, meanwhile, was pushed back from December 3 to December 8.

"These decisions were made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts," the NFL said.

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