Despite getting stuck in Kansas City on Saturday and then having to go to Detroit, the Giants had no trouble with the Vikings in a 21-3 win on Monday night. The game, originally scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday in Minneapolis, got postponed and eventually moved when the Metrodome's roof caved in after a Minnesota blizzard. The Giants, who were diverted in air to Kansas City when the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport closed Saturday, ended up conducting a walkthrough in a hotel board room.
But they didn't look any worse for wear on Monday. After falling behind 3-0, the Giants scored the game's next 21 points. Brandon Jacobs scored from one yard out midway through the second quarter, and the Giants took a 14-3 lead into halftime when Eli Manning found Kevin Boss for six-yard strike. Ahmad Bradshaw put the game out of reach with a 48-yard touchdown strike in the third quarter. Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre, who had started 297 straight games, was inactive with a shoulder injury, snapping his NFL-record streak.
The Islanders have lost six straight and 20 of 21 after a 5-0 loss to Nashville in Tennessee. Is that bad?