We’re so close to end of the season and have made it this far without having to cancel a game. Of course, a few weeks during Week 15 were postponed.
With that said, postponements ended up being the lesser of two evils. Apparently, the NFL wanted to cancel several games during Week 15 but the NFLPA fought to have the games delayed.
With the most recent wave of COVID-19 surging through the United States, the NFL is now put in a position to determine whether or not they can continue on with a season. In fact, it very may well be out of the NFL’s hands as it could become a potential federal mandate to close down operations.
The NHL has already begun canceling games, specifically those that involve Canadian based teams in the league. It’s just a matter of time before more games are cancelled. They also suspended the season last week in hopes of slowing the spread of the disease among players.
If the NFL was willing to cancel games last week when cases were less than they were this week, and will likely be in the coming weeks, it is a very real possibility that the playoffs will be cancelled or indefinitely postponed. Fingers crossed that things remain status quo and we get NFL playoff football come January.