A matchup between two rivals who recently met in the Super Bowl is set for Sunday night, as Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City Chiefs Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. However, Hurricane Ian has changed how the teams are preparing for the important showdown and could change the game completely.
Hours after the National Hurricane Center upgraded Ian to Category 2 Monday, the Buccaneers finalized plans to leave Tampa on Tuesday and spend the rest of the week practicing at the Dolphins’ training facility in Miami. According to CBS Sports’ NFL Insider Jonathan Jones. The Dolphins have their stadiums and fields ready for use as they play the Bengals on the road this Thursday.
In the meantime, the NFL continues to monitor the Hurricanes’ developments to see if the Buccaneers’ Sunday night game in Tampa can go ahead as planned.
As of 2011 Tampa Bay TimesBuccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said earlier Monday that the team is working with the NFL to come up with contingency plans if they are forced to move Sunday’s game.
“Right now we’re still monitoring things, but we’re working with the league and we should hopefully decide what we’re going to do today,” Bowles said. By Rick Stroud.
Hurricane Ian is rapidly approaching Cuba, and is expected to rapidly strengthen into a major hurricane as it moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico. on The Weather Channel. So far, estimates show the storm making the most impact/landfall in Tampa sometime between Wednesday and Thursday.