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Could Hurricane Sandy Affect NFL Football Games for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets? [UPDATE]

Sandy -Thursday AM Path Forecast
Projected Path of Hurricane Sandy as of Wednesday Morning – NWS

UPDATE 10/27 9:00PM

While the games should be playing without much trouble, the scheduled appeals hearing in the New Orleans Saints bounty case planned for Monday in Washington, DC with former commissioner Paul Tagliabue has been postponed, per published reports including Yahoo! Sports and Pro Football Talk.

Original Article 10/25 4PM

Weather forecasters and nearly everyone along the Northeast coast is watching the path of Hurricane Sandy, a storm that has the potential to be another “Perfect Storm,” reminiscent of the extra-tropical cyclone that hit the region in 1991.  Could this storm affect NFL games scheduled for Sunday in Philadelphia and at the Meadowlands?

Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia
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Falcons at Eagles

The Atlanta Falcons visit Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for a scheduled game against the Eagles.

Dolphins at Jets

Just up the road in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets play in an AFC East battle.  That game is also set to kick-off at 1 PM.

In both cases, this wind speeds forecast map, shows there is potential for tropical storm force winds at both stadiums.  The forecast path of the storm does keep the center of circulation south of Philadlphia by midday on Sunday.


Two other teams in the southeast and mid-Atlantic, the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins, both have away games this Sunday.

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