EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 05: Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants carries the ball past DeAngelo Hall #23 of the Washington Redskins into the endzone for a first quarter touchdown on December 5, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Giants tried to beat the storm by leaving three hours earlier, at 9:30 this morning instead of the usual noon takeoff. But their plane was still diverted to Missouri because of the blizzard, which forced the Minneaspolis-St. Paul Airport to close. The G-Men's arrival in the Twin Cities is still uncertain.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told NFL.com the league still planned to play the Giants-Vikings game at noon CT. If the Giants weren't able to reach Minneapolis on Saturday night, he said, they would fly in Sunday morning, hours before kickoff.