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Giants-Jets game postponed by Hurricane Irene

Game pushed back from Saturday to Monday Brad Biggs

Print This August 26, 2011, 07:28 PM EST

The Giants-Jets game scheduled for Saturday at MetLife Stadium (the new name for New Meadowlands Stadium) has been postponed because of Hurricane Irene.

The game, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. and then moved to 2 p.m., will now be played Monday at 7 p.m.

“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 owner John Mara said in a release distributed by the team. “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.”

Sounds like a smart move with the East Coast bracing for the massive storm.

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