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Jets-Giants game bumped to Monday night

8/26/2011

With Hurricane Irene churning toward the New York/New Jersey area this weekend, the Giants' game against the Jets has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday.

"Along with the NFL office and the Jets, we have closely monitored the hurricane and the forecast and its potential impact on our area for the past several days," Giants president and CEO John Mara said in a statement released Friday night.

"After conferring with (New Jersey) Governor (Chris) Christie, (Jets owner) Woody Johnson and (NFL) Commissioner (Roger) Goodell, we have determined the best course of action for the safety and well-being of all is to move the game to Monday night."

The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday and later rescheduled for 2 p.m. The Giants kept a close eye on the forecast on Thursday and Friday and stayed in touch with the NFL league office prior to the decision.

The Giants are no strangers to weather affecting their games. Last season, the Giants' game at Minnesota was moved to Detroit after a snowstorm pounded Minneapolis. The Metrodome's roof collapsed under the weight of nearly 17 inches of snow.