Titans vs. Texans Postponed One Hour by NFL Amid Blackouts
The NFL has rescheduled Saturday’s game for Saturday afternoonTexans–TitansDue to power outages in Tennessee, game one hour late, the team confirmed the start time shortly before the originally scheduled start time.
The kickoff was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. ET will now take place at 2 :02 p.m. ET.
“This decision was made in partnership by the NFL, Office of Emergency Management and Nashville Electric Service. It was done in an abundance of caution to ensure that no negative impact on our community would be caused by the game,” the Mayor’s Office. Team stated in a statement. “We are looking at every option to reduce non-essential power around this stadium.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news first The postponement.
The league’s decision not to play the AFC South game was made amid freezing temperatures in Nashville, which has caused local power companies to reduce their power load, leading to rolling blackouts throughout the state. The delay was announced earlier in the morning. John Cooper, the mayor of Nashville, called for the Titans To postpone the game in solidarity with our neighbours
“I have been informed that TVA will continue to unilaterally roll blackouts. All non-essential businesses must reduce their power consumption. “I’ve asked @Titans for a postponement of their 12pm game in solidarity to our neighbors.” Cooper wrote on Twitter. “TVA must invest in infrastructure to withstand extreme temperatures.”
The Titans (7-7) enter the day with a half game lead over the Jaguars (AFC South) and a chance for a better division against the last-place Texans (1-12-1).
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