This has been pretty embarrassing for the NFL over the past week. So they force Denver to play without ANY QB a few days ago. They play this game where Baltimore has like 20 passing yards total and there's just 5 minutes left in the game. Baltimore meanwhile only had like 35 players suited up for this game. Then you factor in that they let teams like NE, TEN, BAL, etc. move games around but screw other teams in the process.
Zero consistency whatsoever in these decisions. None. Baltimore and/or Pittsburgh could still have positives coming and then what? They are trying so hard to avoid a Week 18 but the product has been compromised.
Sure, you could say "it was expected, it's a pandemic" but the NFL had so much time to think this through and again, Denver played a few days ago with ZERO QBs. Huh?? I guarantee you if Brady or Mahomes caught COVID and had to miss games the NFL would actually consider pausing the season by a week or something. Can't convince me otherwise.
Also what's the NFL's grand plan if players + teams test positive in the playoffs? Forfeit/eliminations? Ha.