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NFL monitoring situation, but sticking to 1 p.m. EST kickoff so far

Barry Orgel of Forest Hills makes a phone

Barry Orgel of Forest Hills makes a phone call despite a blizzard that buried New York City. (Jan. 8, 1996) Credit: Newsday/Alan Raia

Statement from NFL spokesman Greg Aiello at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Saturday:

"We continue to closely monitor the weather in Minneapolis and remain in regular contact with both clubs and local public safety authorities. We will continue to do so and are prepared to make adjustments in the schedule as necessary. The Giants are spending the night in Kansas City and plan to fly to Minneapolis tomorrow morning at 8 am. Because the flight is less than one hour, the game could begin as scheduled at noon CT. If conditions in Minneapolis dictate otherwise, we will move the kickoff to later in the day and announce it soon as we have the information."

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