The game was rescheduled from Thursday night to Monday because the Bills (4-1) had to play last Tuesday at Tennessee due to a coronavirus outbreak on the Titans. Kansas City (4-1) had a game pushed back for the second time in three weeks. The Chiefs' outing against COVID-19-affected New England two weeks ago was bumped back a day. Rather than playing three games in 11 days, the Chiefs are playing three times in 15 days, with two extra days of rest on Buffalo. Both teams are coming off uncharacteristic losses, with the Chiefs falling at home to Las Vegas and Buffalo blown out by Tennessee.
Le'Veon Bell scored three times and set a franchise record with 236 yards rushing in finding traction on a slick, snow-covered field, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 27-20 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon. The Steelers overcame three interceptions thrown by Ben Roethlisberger to win their fourth consecutive game and improve to 8-5 and keep pace in the AFC playoff race. The loss all but mathematically eliminated the Bills (6-7) from contention, and puts them in jeopardy of extending the NFL's longest active playoff drought to 17 years -- the longest since New Orleans ended a 20-year drought by reaching the postseason for their first time in 1987. After scoring in the first half on three- and seven-yard runs, Bell put the game away on the opening drive of the third quarter. He had nine rushes for 72 yards alone and capped the 82-yard drive by waltzing into the end zone from 5 yards .
The NFL is making major coronavirus protocol changes, including team facilities shutting down for two days after games; NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre weighs in on'Fox and Friends Weekend.' Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had a first half to remember in the game against the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. Mayfield became the first Browns quarterback to throw four touchdowns in the first half of a game since Hall of Fame signal-caller Otto Graham did so back in 1951, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer noted. Mayfield completed 20 of 25 passes for 290 yards and four scores to lead the Browns to a 38-7 halftime lead. Mayfield, who completed passes to eight different receivers, tossed his fourth touchdown strike to Rashard Higgins with 5:46 to go in the second quarter. He also had a 75-yard touchdown pass to rookie wideout Donovan Peoples-Jones, and two other scores to wide receiver Jarvis Landry and offensive lineman Kendall Lamm.
'The NFL is not immune to COVID,' Fox Sports broadcaster Charissa Thompson tells'Fox & amp; Friends Weekend.' The sixth week of the NFL got off without a hitch even as reports of positive coronavirus tests ran rampant about the league in the days leading up to Sunday's slate. The New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons both picked up their first wins of the 2020 season while the New York Jets remained the only winless team in the league after getting shellacked by the Miami Dolphins. The Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks were all on bye weeks. Fans will be treated to two Monday night games with the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys taking on the Arizona Cardinals. Here's how the games shook out.
The Pittsburgh Steelers already have a playoff berth clinched before kicking off against the Buffalo Bills. The Steelers had four possibilities to clinch an AFC berth, and Miami's 33-27 loss to Kansas City is the scenario that gave Pittsburgh a playoff berth. The Steelers (11-1) also can clinch the AFC North title if they beat the Bills and Cleveland loses to Baltimore on Monday night. All the scenarios continue to fall for Buffalo as well with New England losing on Thursday, and Miami and Las Vegas losing on Sunday. Buffalo needs to beat Pittsburgh and have Baltimore lose to Cleveland on Monday night to clinch the Bills their third playoff berth in four years.