For now, NFL not changing starting time of Giants-Vikes game

The NFL has not moved back the starting time for the New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday at the Metrodome.

With snow pounding the Twin Cities area and the Giants stuck in Kansas City, the game remains scheduled to being at 1 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.

“If all goes as we hope, the (Giants) will be lined up for kickoff at noon central time, which is exactly what we want to do,” team spokesman Pat Hanlon said on his Twitter account.

Per Hanlon, the Giants plan to wake up at the Kansas City hotel at 6 a.m. and depart on their Continental Airlines charter flight at 8. The flight to Minneapolis is less than an hour. It would create a rush to get to the stadium and get ready for the start of the game.

The NFL changed the start time of the Chicago Bears-Baltimore Ravens game last year when almost two feet of snow crippled Baltimore. That delay, though, was to ensure that the stadium was cleared of snow.

The league will continue to monitor the situation.

Follow me on Twitter: BradBiggs

Brad Biggs covers the Bears for the Chicago Tribune

Upcoming Games

Oct 25th, 8:15 PM

New Orleans -3 -120

Seattle +3 -120

@

Oct 28th, 8:20 PM

Green Bay +3.5 -108

Arizona -3.5 -108

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

LA Rams -14 -111

Houston +14 -111

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

San Francisco -3.5 -111

Chicago +3.5 -111

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Miami +11.5 -112

Buffalo -11.5 -112

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati -4.5 -115

NY Jets +4.5 -115

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Tennessee +2.5 -111

Indianapolis -2.5 -111

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Pittsburgh +3 -105

Cleveland -3 -105

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Philadelphia -4 -111

Detroit +4 -111

@

Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Carolina +2.5 -111

Atlanta -2.5 -111

@

Oct 31st, 4:05 PM

New England +5.5 -110

LA Chargers -5.5 -110

@

Oct 31st, 4:05 PM

Jacksonville +3.5 -112

Seattle -3.5 -112

@

Oct 31st, 4:25 PM

Washington +3.5 -116

Denver -3.5 -116

@

Oct 31st, 4:25 PM

Tampa Bay -4 -111

New Orleans +4 -111

@

Oct 31st, 8:20 PM

Dallas -2.5 -110

Minnesota +2.5 -110

@

Nov 1st, 8:15 PM

NY Giants +10.5 -111

Kansas City -10.5 -111

@