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As you may know, the New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings game will be played in Detroit due to the damage early this morning to the Metrodome in Minneapolis from the winter storms hitting much of the country. Here is the video below:
So, who do you think will win the game?
I think the Giants will still win, it is still a road game for them, and maybe they may end up with more fans in the crowd in Detroit. With Favre in or out of the game, the Giants just need to stop AP and continue their pressure on the QB.
Benefits the Giants. They were already expecting an away game.
This is coming from a MN girl now- Vikes are done! Their season is threw, so it really doesnt matter. Dome or no Dome, they will still lose....
I don't understand why the game wasn't just moved to the new University of Minnesota TCF Stadium. Sure, it seats 14,000 fans less, but Minnesota would still have the home-field advantage that they are supposed to be entitled to. It's not like the 50,000 seat stadium would not be big enough for a game that will be played in -30 degree wind-chills, with a home team that is out of the playoff race, and at a time it was not scheduled for. It will be interesting to see how many people show up to see the game in Detroit. I doubt it would be over 50,000, but if next weeks game against the Bears gets moved to Detroit as well, then you might as well call that a home game for the Bears.
It wasn't moved to the U of M stadium because it would have taken too long to set up for an NFL broadcast and the Giants were prepared to play an indoor game, so they didn't bring outdoor cleats.
And they are giving away tickets to the game, so I doubt they will have any trouble filling the stadium.
Good information there. I guess there were pros and cons either way. It sounds like the NFL and the Vikings will be losing some big bucks either way. I'm glad these next two weeks do not have playoff implications for the Vikings because that would have been one heck of a disadvantage.
The next two weeks however do have widespread playoff implications for NFC playoff contenders, such as the Giants, Bears, Packers, and perhaps even the Bucs. The Giants and Bears probably have to feel pretty good about not having to face the Vikings Metrodome advantage, while the Packers are probably not too happy, as they have turned into Viking fans as the Vikes face the Giants and Bears, who the Pack are contending against for playoff spots.
It helps the Giants more than the Vikings. There won't be as many Vikings fans as there would have been at the Metrodome, and the Metrodome is also one of the loudest stadiums in the world. The Brett Favre situation won't matter either way. The Giants aren't going to tell the press this, but I think they'd rather see Brett Favre start. The Vikings are a much worse team with him as QB at this point.
As for the question of why this game wasn't moved to TCF Stadium to preserve home field advantage for the Vikings, remember that the league is not obligated to give a team this entitlement, especially when there are defects in that team's home stadium. It's not the Giants fault that the Vikings have a poor stadium. This isn't the first time the roof has collapsed at the Metrodome either, so this shouldn't be a complete surprise. The Vikings either need to get a new stadium or they need to move (Los Angeles is desperate for a team and they are ready to build a stadium in Industry).
I think it is an advantage fro Brett Farve. It will feel like an away game for both teams. This gives Farve another day of rest. New York is good at times but they don't show up every week. Minnesota has a slim chance but probably will miss the post season. Should be a decent game though. Farve's stats at Ford Field are unbelievable.
The Giants are so unpredictable, and now they're gonna be pissed that they had to visit 10 different cities in the last 48 hours. I think Lesie Frazier's got something going... Vikings win.
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