After a blizzard scotched the Giants' game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome—thanks to the crazy snow accumulation that collapsed the venue's roof—Big Blue found themselves stranded in Kansas City until the NFL decided to hold the game in Detroit at the Lions' Ford Field. The Giants had a 30-hour odyssey in the Midwest (much of it documented by spokesman Pat Hanlon on Twitter) and coach Tom Coughlin said the players "handled it very well. I think that the guys realized right away that it was out of our hands and really fully out of our control."
Defensive end Justin Tuck said, "A lot of guys are jet-lagged and tired and right now we're just trying to get off our feet and get our minds back into the game. We're a tough-minded football team. We know this game is going to come down to mental toughness, and I think that's one of our strong points."
Free tickets were handed out at Ford Field this morning, but then it ended, after some tickets were showing up on Craigslist (of course). According to the Detroit Free Press, "Most were running $20-$30 each, though some offered three for $150. But shortly after the postings appeared, online marketplace Craigslist began pulling them down, saying they were flagged for removal." The Detroit Lions said, "Due to the overwhelming response this morning for tickets to tonight’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants at Ford Field, tickets will no longer be distributed at the Ford Field Box Office. Anyone already holding a ticket to the Vikings-Giants game that was scheduled to be played in Minneapolis on Sunday will be admitted and given preferred seating in Detroit tonight."
Also, Lions fans with tickets to yesterday's Packers-Lions game can be admitted tonight, "This is a first-come, first-served event. Capacity of Ford Field is 64,500, and fans with Lions-Packers ticket stubs and general admission tickets distributed this morning are not guaranteed if stadium capacity is reached."
The game starts at 7:20 p.m. EST; ESPN says, "The Giants' game against the Vikings on Monday night will be available on FOX in the New York City, Minneapolis, Rochester and Mankato, Minn., markets. In addition, subscribers to DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket will be able to watch the game as well."