Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reported via Twitter on Tuesday that the NFL says that were was no damage to MetLife Stadium from Hurricane Sandy and that they are preparing to have the Sunday game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants played there as scheduled. Vacchiano added that the NFL will stay in close touch with public authorities just in case.
Tomlin was asked on Tuesday during his press conference about the current status of the game itself, which is currently is scheduled to kickoff at 4:25 p.m. in East Rutherford, N.J.
“I acknowledge that some of those things are possibilities, but I haven’t spent any time pondering them,” said Tomlin. “I’m simply focused on the things within our control, and that’s our preparation. Monday evening is a big preparation time for us, as is Tuesday, and that’s been my focus. I’m sure the National Football League office in New York is looking at options, and we’ll just simply wait to hear what they have to say, or not say. In the meantime, we’re going to proceed with the plans until we hear otherwise.”
Of course all of this could change quickly, but for now it appears that the game will go off as planned. Stay tuned.