From @GMFB: The #Patriots-#Chiefs game is on with no more positive COVID-19 results, while the #Titans received good news. Tennessee also has no positive tests today for the first time in a week. pic.twitter.com/ruKXJzpJqK— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 5, 2020
The game was originally scheduled to be played late on Sunday afternoon. But after Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (and Chiefs quarterback Jordan Ta’amu) had tested positive for COVID-19, causing the game to be postponed to Monday or Tuesday. Since neither team had any additional positive tests through the weekend, the league eventually decided the game would be played on Monday.
But with at least one positive test on their rosters during the past week, both teams were subject to game-day COVID-19 testing. If additional infections had been revealed through those tests, the game could have been postponed again.
Now we know that hurdle has been cleared. Kickoff will come at 6:05 (Arrowhead Time) on Monday. The game will be carried nationally on CBS-TV — locally on KCTV/5.