MINNEAPOLIS - A snowstorm has pushed the New York Giants' game against the Minnesota Vikings to Monday night.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the decision in an e-mail message Saturday night, with the Giants stuck in Kansas City because of the weather in Minnesota that brought 15 or more inches of snow.
Aiello said the decision was made on the recommendation of Metrodome officials. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. and be broadcast by Fox in the New York and Minneapolis markets.
The delay gives Vikings quarterback Brett Favre another day to heal. Favre is aiming to make his NFL-record 298th straight start, but he is suffering from a sprained shoulder that has made throwing difficult. He's listed as questionable to play the Giants.
Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said on Twitter the team "monitored [the] weather all week" and moved up Saturday's departure time by 31/2 hours. That didn't prove to be enough of a head start to make it to Minneapolis before the airport shut down all runways.
The Vikings (5-7) and Giants (8-4) will be playing for the ninth time in the last 10 regular seasons, a scheduling quirk that has slated seven of those meetings - this year would be three in a row - for Minnesota.