California games still on, but NFL monitoring fires

California games still on, but NFL monitoring fires
By Reuters

11/11/2018 at 00:53Updated 11/11/2018 at 00:55

The NFL is monitoring fire-related conditions in California to determine if air quality will require any change to Sunday's football schedule.

The Los Angeles Chargers are playing in Oakland on Sunday, while the Seattle
Seahawks will meet the Rams in Los Angeles. Both games are set to begin in the
4 p.m. ET block.

"We are monitoring conditions in California and are in close communication
with the clubs and local authorities," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a
statement. "At this point, both the Los Angeles Chargers-Oakland Raiders game
and the Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams game will kick off as scheduled."

Three fires are raging across the state, one in Northern California and two in
Southern California. Thousands of people have evacuated their homes and 11
people had been killed as of Saturday afternoon. It is still unknown how many
homes have been destroyed.

The Rams canceled practice on Friday, citing air quality. Additionally, head
coach Sean McVay said he wanted his players to be with their families; about
50 members of the organization had to evacuate because of the fire, according
to the team.

--Field Level Media

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