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Chargers Daily Links: Falcons shut down facilities following positive tests

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We’re never quite going to be out of the COVID-19 woods it seems as a new NFL team has joined the small group of clubs that have been forced to shut their doors at some point this season.

As of Thursday morning, the Atlanta Falcons have closed their team facility after multiple tests came back positive for the coronavirus.

Atlanta is set to face off against the Vikings this Sunday but with the closure happening this close to game day, I don’t see how there is any way they are able to make it happen as originally scheduled. My money is on it being postponed until at least Monday night, if not Tuesday, to allow the Falcons the chance to get in one more practice/walkthrough before then.

More positives on a new team seem to be a weekly occurrence at this point. The NFL just shuffled a handful of team’s schedules this past week and they may be forced to do it again. The amount of chaos and uncertainty at NFL HQ must be something else right now.

Here’s to hoping the Chargers aren’t affected anymore, despite being one of the best teams at handling the virus thus far.

Now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Check out the best photos from Monday night’s game (Chargers.com)

Justin Herbert among PFF’s top rookie performances from Week 5 (Chargers.com)

Gavino Borquez highlights Anthony Lynn’s comments on the team ‘not panicking’ following 1-4 start (Chargers Wire)

Jason Reed talks pros and cons of the Chargers Week 6 bye (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

The Falcons have shut down their facilities after several positive tests were recorded Thursday morning (ESPN)

S Tyrann Mathieu is changing the game (ESPN)

Week 6 fantasy starts and sits (CBS Sports)

Le’Veon Bell’s top-5 landing spots (CBS Sports)

Cam Newton is back at practice for the Patriots (Bleacher Reports)

WR Davante Adams deleted tweet he posted out of frustration (Pro Football Talk)