New York Giants diverted to Kansas City by snowstorm in Minnesota
Updated at 6:40 p.m.
The NFL's latest statement on the Vikings-Giants game, scheduled for noon CST Sunday, from NFL spokesman Greg Aiello:
"We continue to closely monitor the weather in Minneapolis and remain in regular contact with both clubs and local public safety authorities. We will continue to do so and are prepared to make adjustments in the schedule as necessary. The Giants are spending the night in Kansas City and plan to fly to Minneapolis tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Because the flight is less than one hour, the game could begin as scheduled at noon CT. If conditions in Minneapolis dictate otherwise, we will move the kickoff to later in the day and announce it as soon as we have the information."
Updated at 5:15 p.m.
At least the New York Giants made it out of New Jersey. Now the question is whether they'll make it to Minnesota in time for a noon (CST) kickoff Sunday against the Vikings.
Their charter left Saturday morning for Minneapolis, but because of snow and wind there, the flight was diverted to Kansas City. There, after a few hours of playing cards, doing a walk-through at the Chiefs' departure area and exploring the KCI gift shops, the Giants opted to just spend the night, according to team spokesman Pat Hanlon.
As for Sunday's kickoff, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the regularly-scheduled kickoff is still on, with no decision on whether it'll need to be changed. "We're not ruling out noon tomorrow under any scenario yet," Aiello told the New York Daily News.
To be clear, there is no decision on KO time in Minny Sunday if Giants can't make it there tonight. Stay tuned to @giantspathanlon
While pushing back a kickoff isn't common, it does occur. Happened to Bears-Ravens just last season.
At this point, even if the Giants can get to Minneapolis in time for the regularly-scheduled kickoff, it's going to be tough for fans to get to the game. Maybe the NFL should just go ahead and push it back now.
| December 11, 2010; 4:26 PM ET
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