|Eli Manning had to evacuate his apartment building in Hoboken, N.J., but the Giants-Steelers game Sunday at MetLife Stadium is still on. (US Presswire)|
In 2010, a snowstorm that moved a road game against the Minnesota Vikings to Detroit.
In 2011, Hurricane Irene caused a preseason game against the Jets to be postponed two days.
This year it was Hurricane Sandy, and while the storm was unequaled in ferocity, it hasn't inconvenienced the Giants to any great extent.
The team beat the storm home on Sunday night after beating the Cowboys, 29-24, in Dallas. Many of the players suffered effects of the storm individually, but the team was back to business on Wednesday and Sunday's game against the Steelers will be played on schedule.
“I think we've had a couple of days to be with our families and kind of deal with the situation and it's not easy,” said QB Eli Manning, who was forced out of his apartment in Hoboken, N.J., by flooding. “Obviously, there's still a lot of issues and no power and the home life is different and has its challenges, but I think once you get into the facility and get here and start working out, it will be a good little break to kind of get away from that and everything feels pretty normal.”
As always, coach Tom Coughlin dictates what's normal.
“Normal” meant everyone would have to stay a few extra hours on Wednesday, but for the most part, the Giants will stick to their usual schedule.
“We've made some adjustments to try to accommodate in anticipation of some issues that we might have," Coughlin said. “Starting [practice] late this afternoon, for example. But I don't think that's going to inhibit anything. We've been hard at it. The coaches have been hard at it. We had pretty much a full day yesterday. I gave a little time for family time and everybody took their laptops with them and we reconvened yesterday. But I don't see any issue that has stopped us from sticking with our normal routine.”
Coughlin said that his power remained on throughout the storm, adding, “I didn't get home much to recognize it.”
And then there's the case of Manning and his flooded apartment building.
“I saw water coming over the Hudson River into the streets," Manning said. "You see very quickly, all of a sudden, a car completely covered with water. It can be scary. The wind was blowing, the windows were shaking.”
Coughlin was asked if this was the worst storm that he had ever been through.
“I've had the family sleeping at the stadium and all that kind of stuff before, but I don't think anything as devastating as this,” Coughlin said.