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Ron Rivera Presser: "I do think we're committed as a league to trying to play every game"

Ron Rivera speaks to the media

NFL: Washington Football Team at Detroit Lions Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has been hit hard with COVID-19 issues this week, mirroring the rising cases in the country. The Washington Football Team's next opponent is the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have had their game against the Baltimore Ravens postponed twice. The game will now be played Tuesday night(barring any other new positives), giving the Steelers a short week.

Washington's Week 14 game is against the San Francisco 49ers who will be playing their home games at the Arizona Cardinals stadium due to local restrictions. The Denver Broncos had all of their QBs ruled out this week due to COVID-19 protocol violations, but Ron Rivera hasn't gone into backup QB quarantine mode yet. He is reinforcing the protocols for practice squad players like QB Steven Montez and K/P Kaare Vedvik.

The team has to be adaptable as it deals with changes in the roster, especially with the uncertainty this year brings. Rivera has thought about the possibility that the NFL can't finish the season due to COVID-19, but hopes they will find a way to work through it even if it means pausing for a week or two.

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Chase Young:

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First woman to play in a Power 5 football game:

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