NFL postpones Patriots-Chiefs QB showdown after Cam Newton tests positive for virus

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The newly minted New England Patriots quarterback will be on the COVID injured list for what was billed as a quarterback showdown

Football’s Superman has found his kryptonite.

According to multiple reports, New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be out for the team’s upcoming game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Soon after news broke of Newton’s diagnosis, the Patriots-Chiefs matchup scheduled for Sunday was postponed, making it the second Week 4 Sunday game to be postponed.

Members of the Chiefs organization have also reportedly tested positive for the disease, though no one was named. The game, however, is being considered to be played either Monday or Tuesday.

According to ESPN’s well-sourced Adam Schefter, the NFL is “more likely” to punt the matchup to Tuesday.

In a statement, the NFL said Sunday's scheduled game between the Patriots and Chiefs will be played either Monday or Tuesday due to "positive COVID-19 tests on both teams."

A source told @AdamSchefter that "Tuesday is more likely."

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 3, 2020

The weekend’s marquee matchup was expected to be a…


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