This sounds like a punchline to a joke about fan attendance, but it’s not.
Due to relative slowing of the COVID-19 outbreak, the NFL season may be able to start on time, but it may have to be played in empty stadiums.
The league has reportedly reached out to the Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars on advice in playing before zero fans.
The NFL is seeking advice from the Dolphins, Bucs, Jags, Bengals and Chargers in their study on possibly playing in empty stadiums this season.
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