The NFL is dealing with a real issue after having multiple games postponed due to players contracting the coronavirus.
On Saturday, we found out that the Lions-Saints game was the next game in jeopardy of not playing after Saints fullback Michael Burton tested positive for COVID-19.
Not only that, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is no reporting that several NFL coaches have suggested pausing the season to reconfigure the schedule to consist of 12 total games.
“As one coach mapped it out, teams would play their division rivals only once, and one of their interconference games would be scrapped.
With the normal six games in the division cut to three, the league also should consider (and this is my own thought, not anything anyone in a position of influence suggested) using a 16-team playoff field that takes the best eight teams from each conference, without regard to division standings. That’s what the NFL did with a nine-game season in 1982, which was shortened due to a strike.”