The first regular season game at Jets Stadium will have to wait a little longer.
Ravens-Jets has been delayed “at least” 30 minutes because of thunder and lightning in the New York/New Jersey area. (It’s 6:15 and is about pitch black outside my window.)
It’s unclear if this could affect the timing of Chargers-Chiefs, the second game of ESPN’s doubleheader. (Which already has a very late local start time.) UPDATE: Chris Mortensen says the Chargers-Chiefs will start on time and probably be joined in progress.
For now, the stands have been cleared at New Meadowlands Stadium and there will be another weather update in 20 minutes. Time to go eat a goddamn snack!
UPDATE: Looks like it won’t be 30 minutes. Kickoff will be at 7:25 ET. ESPN2 will carry the Chiefs-Chargers kickoff, which is scheduled for 10:15 ET.