Titans vs. Texans Postponed One Hour by NFL Amid Blackouts
The kickoff was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, will now take place at 2: 02 p.m. ET.
“This decision has been made in partnership with the NFL Office of Emergency Management, Nashville Electric Service, and the Mayor’s Office to ensure that the game will not negatively impact our community in anyway,” the team stated in a statement .. “We are exploring every possibility to minimize non-essential power around the stadium.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news of the postponement.
The decision by the league to postpone the AFC South game is due to freezing temperatures in Nashville, which has caused local power companies to reduce their power load, resulting to rolling blackouts throughout the state. Earlier in the morning, Nashville mayor John Cooper called for the Titans to postpone the game “in solidarity with our neighbors.”
“I’ve been informed that TVA’s unilateral rolling blackouts will continue. All non-essential businesses must reduce their power usage. I’ve asked the @Titans to postpone their 12pm game in solidarity with our neighbors,” Cooper wrote on Twitter. “TVA needs to invest in infrastructure to withstand extreme temps.”
The Titans (7-7) enter the day with a half-game lead over the Jaguars in the AFC South and a chance to extend their hold on the division against the last-place Texans (1-12-1).
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