Roger Goodell Speaks On Possibility of NFL Using A Playoff Bubble Like The NBA

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Today’s Ravens-Steelers game has been delayed by six games because of a COVID-19 outbreak on the Ravens. If an outbreak happened in the postseason, that would not be possible.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged today the NFL is exploring what it can do about that.

“We have been discussing for the past weeks how we would proceed in the postseason,” Goodell said. “We’re continuing to evaluate the kinds of changes we might want to make coming into the postseason. They do present different challenges. . . . We’re considering a number of alternatives to meet those challenges. All options are on the table.”

A postseason bubble would be one option, an option that the NBA, NHL and MLB all implemented successfully.

Goodell said he can’t envision a bubble that included every playoff team in one location.

“I don’t see us doing a bubble in the sense that I think a lot of the media focuses on it,” Goodell said. “We may look at ways to reduce the risks to our personnel, whether it is players, coaches or other personnel, that would limit exposures.”