UPDATE: Monday night’s Giants-Jets game will be aired live on NFL Network.
The preseason game between the Giants-Jets, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until Monday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. ET because of Hurricane Irene.
Kickoff for the game initially was pushed ahead five hours, with a new kickoff of 2 p.m. ET, because of weather concerns from the hurricane, which is expected to reach the New York metro area late Saturday night.
“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 president and CEO John Mara said in a statement released Friday. “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.”