Vikings game moved to Monday due to storm

The powerful snowstorm which hit the upper Midwest Saturday has pushed the New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game to Monday night.

The game was originally scheduled for Sunday at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. The Giants are stuck in Kansas City -- their flight to Minneapolis was rerouted Saturday because of the blizzard that brought more than 15 inches of snow and closed down the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport for a time.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the decision to postpone the game in an e-mail message Saturday night.

Aiello said the decision was made on the recommendation of Metrodome officials, who were concerned about the safety of the dome's roof, due to the snow that has accumulated on top of it.

The game will be begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, and will be televised on the Fox network, according to the Vikings.

The delay gives Vikings quarterback Brett Favre another day to heal. Favre is aiming to make his NFL-record 298th straight start, with a sprained shoulder that has made throwing difficult. He's listed as questionable to play the Giants.

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