- There are +135 odds for a Week 16 game to be postponed.
- Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Cole Beasley were all added to the COVID list.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Week 15 of the NFL season was the start of a major COVID-19 outbreak across the league. There are currently over 140 players that have been placed on the COVID-19/Reserved list.
With tons of players added to the list, there were three Week 15 games that were postponed. That said, legal betting sites have odds on if any Week 16 games will be postponed as well.
Will Any Week 16 Games Be Postponed?
- Yes +135
- No -175
The Outbreak Continues
As Week 16 approaches, one team that has seen 10+ players added to the COVID list are the Kansas City Chiefs. Those players include both Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Knowing that there have already been talks about the Chiefs Week 16 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers being postponed from Sunday to Tuesday.
BREAKING: The Chiefs have suffered another massive blow on the COVID-19 front with Tyreek Hill, Rashad Fenton and Blake Bell joining Travis Kelce, Charvarius Ward and Harrison Butker on KC's reserve/COVID list.https://t.co/LQZlrvOiUJ
— Arrowhead Report (@SIChiefs) December 21, 2021
Aside from the Kansas City Chiefs, the Buffalo Bills have also seen a COVID-19 outbreak. Defensive end, AJ Epenesa, offensive guard Jon Feliciano, and wider receiver Cole Beasley, have all been placed on the list. Also, Cole Beasley has been one of the more outspoken NFL players that has yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 which raises some concern.
Something else to take into consideration is that both the Chiefs and Bills Super Bowl odds are amongst the favorites in the league. With both of these teams being contenders, it is tough seeing the league let these games go on as scheduled with all of the players that they are missing.
Another instance of a game getting postponed comes from the teams that played on Tuesday night as they would be coming off of very short weeks if they play their scheduled Sunday game. The Seattle Seahawks are one of those teams and have been in contact with the league about postponing their Week 16 matchup against the Chicago Bears.
Samuel has been writing professionally for 4 years. He comes from a sports writing background where he enjoys writing mostly about basketball and football both professional and collegiate. He is a recent graduate of Florida State University where he majored in Editing, Writing and Media with a minor in Communications. During his free time, you can find him watching or playing sports as well as playing videogames and listening to music.