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Sources: Patriots-Broncos game pushed back to Monday

This is the second week the Patriots had their game pushed to Monday.
Credit: AP
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is shown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, in Foxborough, Mass. The Broncos play the New England Patriots on Sunday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — For the second straight week, the New England Patriots are heading into a game after having their preparations disrupted by a teammate contracting coronavirus. 

Cam Newton tested positive prior to last week’s matchup with Kansas City and missed the game. 

This week cornerback Stephon Gilmore joined him on the reserve/COVID-19 list following his own positive test.

Sources say the Broncos were told on Thursday the game has been moved to Monday night for the second straight week. It will be an early Monday night game. 

The status for both players this week is unclear as New England tries to extend a four-game home win streak over the visiting Broncos. Denver hasn't won in New England since 2006.