The Buffalo Bills (4-0) and Tennessee Titans (3-0) are two of the five remaining undefeated teams in the NFL, and they are supposed to square off in Week 5 in Nashville in a game with major playoff implications early in the season.
The game has already been pushed back from 1 p.m. Eastern Sunday to a 7 p.m. Eastern kickoff Tuesday night, just the second Tuesday night game in the NFL since 1946.
The status of the game is in jeopardy, as the Titans are currently dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that has seen 24 people (ten players) test positive since September 24th. Following two straight days with zero new positive test results, the Titans returned to their own facility Saturday morning after being prohibited from using their facility since Sept. 29, when a slew of positive tests were revealed. Another positive result on Sunday almost put the idea of a game to rest, but the Titans went ahead with practice Sunday in a bid to make the game happen.
If the game is played, and that’s a big if, it will be featured on CBS as a national standalone broadcast. CBS’s No. 7 broadcasting team of Tom McCarthy (play-by-play), Jay Feely (analyst) and AJ Ross (sideline reporter), who were assigned to the game when it was slated for Sunday, will still handle the Bills/Titans game on Tuesday evening.
This will be the 48th meeting all-time between the Bills and Titans.
The Titans lead the series 28-19, with Buffalo earning a 14-7 win in the last matchup on Oct. 6, 2019. Duke Williams hauled in a seven-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen to snap a 7-all tie and propel the Bills to victory. Buffalo has won the last three showdowns with Tennessee.