League plans to proceed with Steelers-Giants at MetLife Stadium

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, plenty of questions will arise.  For NFL fans (specifically Giants fans), the question is whether Sunday’s game against the Steelers will be able to be played in New Jersey.

The question isn’t the stadium but the ability of folks to get there.  For now, the NFL doesn’t believe there will be any problems in that regard.

“We are going to prepare to play and will stay in close touch with public authorities,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT via email, adding that the stadium appears to have not sustained any damage.

Seven years ago, the Giants picked up an extra home game after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans.  The game between the Giants and the Saints, which was supposed to be played at the Superdome, was played at the Meadowlands, with the Saints technically as the home team.

It’s unlikely that Sunday’s game would be moved to Heinz Field or some other location.  And the league’s first option likely would be to shift the game to Monday night, if having an extra day would be the difference between being able to play and not play.

28 responses to “League plans to proceed with Steelers-Giants at MetLife Stadium

  1. Prayers are with everyone in the northeast affected by this storm. I know first hand how tough it is to deal with this situation. Just keep your head up and welcome the distraction of football– it helps!

  2. As if Heinz would be any better. The storm is slated to park itself over western PA. Unbelievable catastrophe. Stay safe everyone. My prayers are with you.

  3. cereal blogger says:Oct 30, 2012 2:03 PM

    I wonder if Captain Stabbin will be there
    Ray Lewis will be there cheering on the Giants

  4. I grew up on the Gulf Coast an am familiar with these types of disasters. Here’s the thing – yes it can be a distraction for those who need it. But the reality is it will likely take much needed resources – manpower, security, etc. – to stage this game on Sunday. Not to mention the danger of people trying to get to and from the game. Time changes is Sunday so most will be leaving in the dark.

    I know football is important and people need the income from it but they’d better be careful on this.

  5. The NFL will happily move a game where the Vikings or Saints are the home team. But the Giants? No, no sir.

  6. forget all this stuff wake up nfl all peaple what to now is when are you going to realize you need to cater to your un tapped gold mine and start having tv shows up ,up dates and side line reporting all about fatasy players frankly i could care less about your boring game except for my fanatsy teams that is the real untapped goal mine not overseas once again WAKE UP AND PROMOTE FANATSY FOOTBALL

  7. Of course, the NY Metro area has far more resources than Minnesota or New Orleans did – so that wouldn’t have any impact on not moving the game…..

    Besides, when the Giants played the Saints in NJ, New Orleans got the home share of the revenue, which was greater than what they were getting in the Big Easy…..

  8. I don’t get why this is even a thing. The hurricane will be WAY over with by then.

    Heck… it’s almost over now.

  9. Steeley McBeam says: Oct 30, 2012 2:26 PM

    Big Ben ain’t Tony Romo so if youre looking for him to throw 4 picks or bail you out in the 4th quarter dream on.

    We play down to inferior teams, not good ones. We’re not looking for that, but thanks for revealing that you know absolutely nothing about how the Giants play.

  10. You can always play it in the Metrodome!

    That roof never collapses under severe weather anymore!

  11. As long as Hoffa’s body doesn’t pop up at the 50 yard line, lets play ball, gentlemen

  12. As both a season ticket holder and someone who has suffered some of the rath of Sandi this game is something to look forward too.

    I am with out power lost a lot of my shingles and have other property damage the game will be a nice get away from the aftermath of the storm.

    There are no coeds near by so Ben should be fine and it will be nice to see the two best players of that draft class go head to head.

    And yes I have no power but am online the wonders of being prepared have two gennys running powering what needs power

  13. @csilo

    Yikes. You just misspelled “grammar.” Ohh, how “eyeronnic.”

    Nothing better than clown-on-clown violence. Nice work, fellas.

  14. Its going to be a great game. If the Giants can slow down the Steelers WR corp and get pressure on Ben they will get the W. Giants 17 Steelers 13. Book it.

  15. Giants pass rush will blow up that quilt blanket of an offensive line. This is going to be fun to watch.

  16. Please, bring it to Heinz field! Ravenator, I think you’re confusing our offensive line with your defense as a whole – quilt blanket indeed! Who will be the next team to put up over 200 on the ground alone against that pathetic group of middle schoolers?

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