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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as a few Denver Broncos players have bristled publicly about facing the New England Patriots on Monday instead of Sunday, Broncos coach Vic Fangio closed the week with the message of “it’s on us” to be ready to play.
When the NFL announced the game would be moved to Monday due to concerns over COVID-19 that resulted in the closure of the Patriots’ facility for two days, Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris quickly took to social media, posting: “Why are we getting punished when we did nothing wrong. Pats go on a bye next week and we are stuck on a short week playing dolphins help it make sense.”
Why are we getting punished when we did nothing wrong. Pats go on a bye next week and we are stuck on a short week playing the dolphins help it make sense
— Shelby Harris (@ShelbyHarris93) October 8, 2020
And reserve tackle Calvin Anderson posted: “Us: Follow protocols. Have no positive tests. Mitigate risks as a team. Result when opponent has multiple positive tests: Game is postponed and our team is forced into a short week the following game. Hmmm”