Belichick: Patriots 'on track' to play Sunday vs. Broncos


The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos are scheduled to play Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium in a Week 6 matchup, but as we've seen several times this season, these dates and times are subject to change.

Right now, this matchup is expected to be played as currently scheduled.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told reporters during his video press conference Tuesday that "we're on track to play on Sunday."

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Belichick added: "Looking forward to getting back to playing here, and coaching."

The Patriots had all of their Monday COVID tests come back negative, per The MMQB's Albert Breer, which makes back-to-back days of negative tests.

The Patriots and Broncos were originally scheduled to play last Sunday, but the game was moved to Monday night. The NFL again moved the game from Monday night to the Week 6 schedule. The reason for both postponements was Patriots players reportedly testing positive for COVID-19.

The Patriots have placed four players on the COVID-19/reserve list -- quarterback Cam Newton, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, defensive lineman Byron Cowart and practice squad defensive lineman Bill Murray.