Oct 03, 2020 5:32 PM

Chiefs-Patriots game postponed after positive COVID tests

Posted Oct 03, 2020 5:32 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs' game with the New England Patriots scheduled to be played Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium has been postponed after multiple positive COVID-19 tests.

The NFL made the announcement Saturday.

"The New England-Kansas City game scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET (3:25 p.m. Kansas City time) Sunday will be rescheduled to Monday or Tuesday after positive COVID-19 tests on both teams," the NFL announced in a statement posted to NFL.com. "In consultation with infectious disease experts, both clubs are working closely with the NFL and the NFLPA to evaluate multiple close contacts, perform additional testing and monitor developments. All decisions will be made with the health and safety of players, team and gameday personnel as our primary consideration."

Both Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu have been placed on the reserve/COVID list after testing positive for the coronavirus.

The NFL Network reported the Chiefs facility has been shut down at this time.