49ers to play next two “home” games in Arizona
As COVID-19 continues to rage, NFL logistics are going haywire. The most severe COVID ramifications were confirmed Monday as the San Francisco 49ers announced they would be migrating to Arizona. The 49ers will be playing their next two home games in the Cardinals’ State Farm Stadium, and presumably practicing in the desert as well.
This dramatic move is the result of Santa Clara County imposing stricter COVID protocols, which include the temporary banishment of contact sports at all levels. The restrictions are in place for three weeks, ending December 21. Santa Clara County is also requiring anyone traveling over 150 mile to quarantine for 14 days. Thus making it possible the 49ers could be Arizona-bound for five weeks, which happens to be the remainder of the regular season.
The 49ers will “host” the Bills in Week 13 and the Washington Football team in Arizona. They then travel to Dallas and coincidentally Arizona before facing the Seahawks at home on January 3rd. Where that home will be is very much in question.
49ers running back Raheem Mostert grew emotional as he shared the reality of being distanced from family, following the 49ers following the 49ers’ 23-20 win over the Rams.
"Personally it's been a struggle not having my little family with me…It's really tough, I miss them so much."@RMos_8Ball gets emotional talking about the sacrifices made during this season. pic.twitter.com/Zzvl0OaGky— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 30, 2020