Packers' Monday night kickoff vs. Falcons pushed back to accommodate Chiefs-Patriots game
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the kickoff of Monday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Instead of starting at 7:15 p.m. CT as scheduled, the Packers-Falcons game will begin at 7:50 p.m., the Packers announced. The move was made to accommodate the New England Patriots-Kansas City Chiefs game that the NFL pushed back from Sunday after Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19.
The Patriots-Chiefs game will kick off at 6:05 p.m. Monday on CBS. The Packers-Falcons game will remain on ESPN but will start 35 minutes later than originally scheduled.
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The Chiefs and Patriots are still being allowed to play in Week 4, instead of pushing back their game to a later week, because the Patriots have returned no positive tests since Newton's on Saturday.
The NFL had to postpone Sunday's game between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers after a slew of Titans players and team personnel tested positive this week.