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League plans to proceed with Steelers-Giants at MetLife Stadium


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.