Oct 4, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden wears a face mask before the game against the Buffalo Bills  at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL makes schedule change to Sunday Night Football

The NFL on Thursday announced a schedule change to Sunday’s slate of games, removing the Las Vegas Raiders-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game out of primetime in favor of one between the host Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks.

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The move comes amid an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Raiders and potential exposure to other players on the team. The Raiders’ entire corps of starting offensive linemen — as well as starting safety Johnathan Abram — were sent home Wednesday after contact tracing efforts surrounding offensive tackle Trent Brown’s addition to the Reserve/COVID-19 list.

“These decisions were made out of an abundance of caution to ensure that a game would be available for fans on Sunday Night Football,” the NFL announced in a press release.

“We expect the Buccaneers-Raiders game to be played on Sunday afternoon. Scheduling decisions are made to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel and in consultation with medical experts.”

The Raiders’ game against the Bucs game in Las Vegas is now scheduled to kick off at 4:05 p.m. ET.

The Seahawks at Cardinals game becomes the Sunday night game and will start at 8:20 p.m. ET.

In addition to Brown, the Raiders placed Damon Arnette on COVID reserve earlier in the week, despite the fact he was already on injured reserve.

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Upcoming Games

Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Cleveland +4.5 -110

Tennessee -4.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Indianapolis -3 +100

Houston +3 +100

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Detroit +3 -120

Chicago -3 -120

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Jacksonville +10 -110

Minnesota -10 -110

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Las Vegas -7.5 -110

NY Jets +7.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

New Orleans -3 -120

Atlanta +3 -120

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Dec 6th, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati +10.5 -110

Miami -10.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 4:05 PM

NY Giants +10.5 -110

Seattle -10.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 4:05 PM

LA Rams -2.5 -110

Arizona +2.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 4:25 PM

New England +1.5 -110

LA Chargers -1.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 4:25 PM

Philadelphia +9 -110

Green Bay -9 -110

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Dec 6th, 8:20 PM

Denver +13.5 -110

Kansas City -13.5 -110

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Dec 7th, 5:00 PM

Washington +7 -110

Pittsburgh -7 -110

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Dec 7th, 8:15 PM

Buffalo +1 -110

San Francisco -1 -110

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Dec 8th, 8:05 PM

Dallas +7.5 -110

Baltimore -7.5 -110

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Dec 10th, 8:20 PM

New England +6.5 -110

LA Rams -6.5 -110

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Dec 13th, 1:00 PM

Houston -1.5 -110

Chicago +1.5 -110

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Dec 13th, 1:00 PM

Tennessee -9.5 -110

Jacksonville +9.5 -110

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Dec 13th, 1:00 PM

Denver +4 -110

Carolina -4 -110

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Dec 13th, 1:00 PM

Minnesota +6 -110

Tampa Bay -6 -110

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Dec 13th, 1:00 PM

Arizona -3 -110

NY Giants +3 -110

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Dec 13th, 1:00 PM

Kansas City -7.5 -111

Miami +7.5 -111

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Dec 13th, 1:00 PM

Dallas -3 -110

Cincinnati +3 -110

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Dec 13th, 4:05 PM

NY Jets +15 -110

Seattle -15 -110

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Dec 13th, 4:05 PM

Indianapolis -2.5 -110

Las Vegas +2.5 -110

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Dec 13th, 4:25 PM

Green Bay -7.5 -120

Detroit +7.5 -120

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Dec 13th, 4:25 PM

Washington +4.5 -110

San Francisco -4.5 -110

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Dec 13th, 4:25 PM

Atlanta +1 -110

LA Chargers -1 -110

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Dec 13th, 4:25 PM

New Orleans -6.5 -110

Philadelphia +6.5 -110

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Dec 13th, 8:20 PM

Pittsburgh -2.5 +100

Buffalo +2.5 +100

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