Play resumes at Jets-Giants after 59-minute weather delay

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Jets-Giants preseason game resumed after a 59-minute delay for severe weather that sent the teams to the locker rooms and forced fans to take shelter in the covered areas of MetLife Stadium on Thursday night.

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Referee Clete Blakeman announced the delay with 1:23 left in the first quarter and severe weather imminent. Lightning flashed and heavy rain fell shortly after the suspension was announced at 7:39 p.m. EDT.

The public address system gave an all-clear announcement at 8:20 p.m. The teams came back on the field and started stretching exercises.

Play resumed at 8:38 p.m. with the Giants leading 7-6.

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