NFL expecting huge COVID-19 spike after Thanksgiving?

The NFL news cycle has been dominated by COVID-19 outbreaks this season as teams struggle to play football amid the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately for the NFL, with the playoff race heating up, bigger problems could be looming.

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Association agreed to daily testing of all players and personnel. While the numbers started out promising this season, they've taken a concerning turn with 52 new cases of COVID-19 found from Nov. 8-14. Now, things are about to get even worse.

According to CBS Sports' Jonathan Jones, the NFL is bracing for a significant post-Thanksgiving spike in COVID-19 cases across the league. There is a fear that with the surge in the virus, it will have an impact on the remaining regular-season games.

The NFL has every reason to be concerned. Cases of COVID-19 are spiking across the United States, with the country exceeding 100,000-plus new positive tests every day since November began. It's also a trend that reflects in the NFL's testing of players and personnel, with 47 percent of cases in the regular season coming in November.

Oct. 4-10: Eight new cases among players, seven confirmed positives among personnelOct. 11-17: Eight new cases among players, 11 confirmed positives among personnelOct. 18-24: Eight new cases among players, 11 confirmed positives among personnelOct. 25-31: Eight new cases among players, 17 confirmed positives among personnelNov. 1-7: 15 new cases among players, 41 confirmed positives among personnel ...

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