Patriots vs. Chiefs Postponed After Cam Newton Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Noon ET Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that Sunday’s Patriots vs. Chiefs game has been postponed after quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning.

Schefter added that the game could be played on Monday or Tuesday night, reporting that one source said “Tuesday is more likely.”


Patriots QB Cam Newton will miss Sunday’s game against the Chiefs after testing positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Veteran Brian Hoyer is listed as the backup on New England’s official depth chart, with second-year QB Jarrett Stidham behind him.

ESPN’s Field Yates followed up with a report that he does not expect the game to be played as scheduled on Sunday. All options are on the table, as New England still hasn’t left to fly to Kansas City yet.

Newton has been marvelous through three games, averaging a near-career-high 7.8 yards per attempt while adding 149 rushing yards with four rushing scores.

The Patriots are 2-1 and the No. 9 team in our betting power ratings after handling the Dolphins and Raiders and falling a yard shy of a road win in Seattle.

The Pats were a 7-point underdog in Kansas City on Sunday before the news. The game came off the board at most books within 60 seconds of the news breaking, including FanDuel and DraftKings.

Any bets placed on this game prior to the news will be counted as action, unless a sportsbook offers a promotional refund, or if the game is moved to a different week.

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