The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to New York to play the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants this Sunday. The game will be played at the Giants MetLife Stadium at 4:25 PM ET. Due to the recent super storm Sandy that blew through, the travel plans for the Steelers have been changed, which could possibly affect the team. They will now have to Travel the day of the game and will be leaving right after. This was due to the fact that Pittsburgh could not book a hotel in New York due to massive power outages.
The Giants may also be affected by the storm themselves as many of them live in the area and have been out of power as well. Many of the players live in the area and have family in the area, which could produce obvious stress. The Giants do come into the game with a 6-2 record, however, but their latest wins have not come easily. They have barely squeaked by the Cowboys, Redskins, and Browns in the past three weeks.
Pittsburgh will be affected by the flight, but do come into the game after finally looking like they have established their identity. The team is still a bit beat up and will be without safety Troy Palomalu. They come into the game with a 4-3 record and were able to breeze by the Redskins last week in Pittsburgh. That game ended with a 27-12 final, and showed that the Steelers D and O were still solid crews.