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Hurricane Irene forces Giants-Jets to move to Monday night

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants and Jets have postponed their preseason game from Saturday to Monday because of the threat of Hurricane Irene.

![]( NFL Network:
The Giants- Jets preseason game will be televised live at 7 p.m. ET Monday

on NFL Network, except

in the New York market, where it will be shown on WNBC-TV.

Giants president and CEO John Mara said Friday that moving the game to 7 p.m. ET Monday was the best course of action for the safety of all.

Hurricane Irene was on track to reach the New York area by Sunday. New York planned to shut down the entire mass transit system by noon Saturday.

The game originally had been scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, but it was moved up five hours Thursday because of the impending hurricane.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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