Canadian Chase Claypool won’t play in prime time during Week 12.
For the third time the NFL moved the Baltimore Ravens versus Pittsburgh Steelers game. It’s gone from American Thanksgiving Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET to Sunday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. ET to Tuesday, December 1, at 8:00 p.m. ET and could finally be played on Wednesday, December 2 at 3:40 p.m. ET on NBC.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter delivered the reason why the match-up won’t be played at night. Another ultimate 2020 note: the Ravens-Steelers game is kicking off Wednesday at 3:40 pm because NBC wanted and was committed to broadcasting the 88th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday night, per sources. Tree lighting trumped football.
The decision was made out of an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel in consultation with medical experts. Baltimore has had an outbreak of COVID-19 running through the team including reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson testing positive for the virus.
The Steelers are the only undefeated team in the NFL at 10-0 and Claypool has 10 touchdowns in those victories. He’s the first receiver in the Super Bowl era to score ten total touchdowns in his first ten career games.
The six-foot-four, 238-pound pass catcher has made 39 receptions for 559 yards and eight touchdowns through ten career games. He has also recorded nine rushes for 22 yards and two scores.
Due to the changes to the Steelers game in Week 12, the NFL has moved Pittsburgh’s Week 13 Washington Football Team at Steelers match-up, originally scheduled for Sunday, December 6, to Monday, December 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.