KANSAS CITY — The New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs will indeed take place on Monday night, following a new round of testing in the last couple of days. Live coverage of the game will be on CBS, starting at 7:05 pm ET.
Live coverage can be seen locally on WBZ-TV Channel 4 with Jim Nantz handling the play-by-play duties and Tony Romo as the analyst. The crew is completed by Tracy Wolfson, who will work from the sidelines.
The game was initially slated to take place on Sunday, but was postponed after Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta’amu both reported a positive COVID-19 test over the weekend.
However, players from Kansas City (3-0) and New England (2-1) all returned negative results on Monday, allowing the league to give both clubs the green light to play their rescheduled game Monday night.
Reigning Super Bowl MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has already gotten the better of Houston Texans’ Deshaun Watson in the opener, Los Angeles Chargers’ Tyrod Taylor in Week 2 and Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson last week, will lead the Chiefs’ offense again.
Patriots will go with with either Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham in the absence of Newton.
Meanwhile, because of the added Monday Night Football, the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers encounter will now shift to an 8:50 p.m. ET start. Live television broadcast is on ESPN and WatchESPN.com will stream the coverage.