Baltimore Ravens considering flying to Pittsburgh on Thursday
The Baltimore Ravens’ Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers remains on schedule to be played on Thanksgiving. However, the Ravens might adjust their pregame plans as they deal with positive COVID-19 tests.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the team is considering flying out on the day of the game Thursday, instead of the customary day before, per sources informed of the situation.
The short flight, coupled with the game kicking off at 8:20 p.m. ET, could allow Baltimore to spend as little time as possible on the road. Traveling on the day of the game is unusual but not unprecedented.
A generic commuter flight from Baltimore to Pittsburgh takes around an hour.
This week, four Ravens have landed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after either positive test results or as close contacts, including running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, defensive lineman Brandon Williams and outside linebacker Pernell McPhee. Additional staff members have also tested positive.