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Saturday, December 11, 2010
Vikings' opponent can't get to Minnesota

By Kevin Seifert

Minneapolis storm
A midwest snowstorm forced the Giants' team plane to be diverted to Kansas City after a blizzard shut down the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.
Those of you who live in, or anywhere near, the Twin Cities won't be surprised by this: The New York Giants' team plane was diverted to Kansas City on Saturday afternoon after a blizzard shut down the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon posted on his Twitter page that the Giants plan to hold their Saturday walk-through at the Kansas City airport.

As of now, the NFL hasn't changed the schedule for Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff between the Giants and the Minnesota Vikings. We'll keep you updated if anything changes.

As for me, I'll be heading outside soon for Round 2 with the driveway.

*Update: An NFL official told ESPN's Ed Werder that there are no plans to change Sunday's kickoff time, even if the Giants don't arrive in Minnesota until Sunday morning. Those plans could obviously change, but that's where it stands at the moment. For what it's worth, all Delta Airlines service in and of the Twin Cities has been canceled for the rest of the day. The Giants are flying a Continental Airlines charter.

*Update II: Hanlon reports the Giants will spend the night in Kansas City. I presume they'll make it to the Twin Cities by Sunday morning.  It's hard to believe the kickoff won't be pushed back, but at this point there is no word from the NFL.