Giants Diverted to Kansas City
Big Blue, Big Blizzard
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)
Updated at 4:47 PM EDT on Saturday, Dec 11, 2010
The New York Giants are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings tomorrow in Minneapolis, but for now they're hanging in the Kansas City airport.
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.
Published at 4:39 PM EDT on Dec 11, 2010