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The Philadelphia Eagles head across the country to take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night (8:20 ET, NBC). It is the Eagles’ first trip by plane this season, and comes at a time when the NFL is dealing with its first coronavirus outbreak that has affected the playing of a game.
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz called the situation in Tennessee “kind of a wake-up call for the rest of the NFL.” Coach Doug Pederson said he has to “over communicate the protocols that have been in place” while making sure he and the team stay diligent.
“We are taking this long trip. We’re basically bottling up our bubble and putting it on an airplane and taking it across the country,” Pederson said.
How can a team stay in its bubble while moving the operation 2,800 miles from the East Coast to the West?