A state of emergency has been declared in both New York and New Jersey even though the most recent forecasts have downgraded Irene from a Category 3 storm to a Category 1.
"We moved the start time based on the weather forecast and to give everybody an opportunity to get home safely after the game," said Giants President and CEO John Mara. "There are, obviously, many issues to consider. Our players played a game on Monday night, the stadium personnel has to secure the building post-game and, most importantly, the safety and welfare of Giants and Jets fans. We felt like this is the right thing to do."