Giants stranded en route to Minnesota

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

All week the major question surrounding the Vikings-Giants game was the health of Minnesota QB Brett Favre. Now, less the 24 hours before the scheduled kickoff, the question is if the Giants will even be at the Metrodome by 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

The Giants were scheduled to fly from New York to Minneapolis this morning, but a severe snowstorm in the Twin Cities forced the team to divert to Kansas City. According to Giants team spokesman Pat Hanlon earlier in the day, the team was relaxing in a terminal of the K.C. airport and was scheduled to have a walk-through in a hotel ballroom as soon as the hometown Chiefs fly to San Diego for their game vs. the Chargers.

NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello released a statement on the situation: "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 am. 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 soon as we have the information."