2020 has been the year when nothing has gone as planned. Even in the football world, the threat of COVID-19 has forced the NFL to shift around game dates and times to accommodate players and staff who have been affected by the virus.
The Buffalo Bills’ game against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville is one such game. Originally scheduled to be played on Sunday, October 11, the game was pushed back two days after the Titans had a total of 24 members of the organization test positive for the virus.
With the game being played tomorrow night in Nashville, Mike Catalana of 13WHAM reported that the Bills were scheduled to leave this afternoon. He took note, however, that planning means nothing in 2020 and the New England Patriots left for Kansas City on the same night that they played the Chiefs.
The #Bills are scheduled to fly to Nashville this afternoon. Leaving the day before the game is the norm in the NFL, but in 2020 you never know. We did have the #Patriots travel and play on the same night in KC. #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/sCDrJKkAQY— Mike Catalana (@MikeCatalana) October 12, 2020
It turns out that Catalana had a bit of foreshadowing in his Tweet as Thad Brown of WROC-TV is reporting that the Bills left later than normal for Nashville and won’t be arriving until this evening. An exact time hasn’t been given yet, but we will keep you updated if their travel gets delayed any further.
I'm told the #Bills plan to fly to Nashville this evening.— Thad Brown (@thadbrown7) October 12, 2020
Usually, a team travels earlier in the day before a game.
Of course, there's nothing "usual" about this season or Tuesday night football. #Billsmafia
Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN is reporting that the Bills are currently on their way to Nashville. Probably a bit later than the team would have liked, but they'll be ready for tomorrow night's game.
The Bills are leaving Buffalo for Nashville as we speak— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) October 12, 2020