The Washington Football Team's Week 13 game against the Steelers — originally scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. — will now instead be played on Monday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m.
It's the second major scheduling change for Washington to be announced on Monday, with their Week 14 game against the San Francisco 49ers also being moved to Arizona's State Farm Stadium.
The latest change comes as the result of a cataclysmic domino effect caused by the Baltimore Ravens, whose Week 12 game against the Steelers has been rescheduled three times after multiple people inside the Ravens organization tested positive for COVID-19.
The Steelers and Ravens were originally scheduled to play Thanksgiving evening (Nov. 26). After the positive tests, however, the game was moved to Sunday (Nov 29). It was then moved again to Tuesday (Dec. 1), and then rescheduled once more for Wednesday (Dec. 2).
The final schedule change would have left Pittsburgh only three full days of turnaround time with which to prepare to host Washington on Sunday (Dec. 6), hence the secondary schedule change.
Baltimore's positive COVID-19 tests ultimately set off a head-spinning chain reaction of scheduling changes in the NFL which is terribly difficult to even track.
As for Washington, they'll now be playing the Steelers (10-0) and the 49ers (5-6) on the road, on short rest, in the span of six days.