NFL Week 13 takeaways: Browns put up 41 points, and the Jets find a new way to lose
Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed McFarland was the first option on the play. He also said it was his decision to go for it on fourth down rather than putting kicker Matthew Wright, elevated from the practice squad, in a high-pressure situation to kick a 45-yard field goal with the game on the line.
Mayer told Schefter that an exact design is not yet settled upon, but many considerations are being tested.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The governor's orders also require travelers from three states in the Northeast hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving at an Arizona airport.
The league is also reducing the maximum number of players that may travel to 62. Any player who travels to a game, including injured who are not eligible to play, will count against the 62-player maximum.
Teams are not permitted to identify the players who tested positive for COVID-19, but two players, Delino DeShields Jr. of the Cleveland Indians and Brett Martin of the Texas Rangers each revealed their positive tests. Any player who tests positive for COVID-19 must test negative twice at least 24 hours apart from one another, with no fever for 72 hours, before he can rejoin a team.
New Orleans Saints
Play-callers now must wear a mask even if they have a face shield. Postgame interactions between players and staff will be limited. Also, players and team personnel must wear masks and may briefly greet opponents after games.
The NFL will be cracking down on larger, "overbuilt" facemasks for the 2014 season, the league announced in a memo sent to players and teams on Monday. The league also released a statement confirming as much on Tuesday, saying that the use of non-standard or overbuilt facemasks will be prohibited as part of a "continuing effort to protect players from unnecessary risk."
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