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Reports: NFL has made decision on new date and time for Chiefs-Patriots

According to league newsbreakers, it looks like the game will be rescheduled to Monday night.

NFL: JAN 20 AFC Championship Game - Patriots at Chiefs Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The NFL is appears to have rescheduled the Week 4 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. Several reports say the game will take place Monday night — so long as both teams continue to clear continued rounds of COVID-19 tests happening on Sunday.

Here is how the story has developed through Sunday morning:

And official:

Despite the day and time change, the game would remain on CBS, still covered by Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson. Essentially the NFL has created a kind of Monday Night Football doubleheader — albeit on two different networks. This is likely because of existing contract provisions they have with ESPN for Monday night games — and of course, the league wants to keep CBS happy, too.

The game was previously set for at 3:25 p.m. Arrowhead Time on Sunday but was postponed when Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (and Chiefs practice-squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu) tested positive for COVID-19.

So presuming the teams continue to test negative through Monday’s round of testing, the Chiefs will play on Monday night in two consecutive weeks.