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Giants Outrun Sandy, Touch Down Safe And Sound In Newark

Big Blue departs Dallas (credit: Twitter/@Giants)

Big Blue departs Dallas (credit: Twitter/@Giants)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – While residents of the Tri-State area rushed to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the Giants were still on the field in Dallas early Sunday night.

Tom Coughlin’s team had to run the hurry-up offense after their wild 29-24 win, a mad rush to Dallas/Fort Worth International airport to beat the slow-moving “Frankenstorm.”

Giants co-owner John Mara said the team expected to land in Newark, but wouldn’t rule out a mid-flight diversion. A slew of tweets shortly after 1 a.m. confirmed that Big Blue outran two opponents Sunday: the Cowboys and Hurricane Sandy.

“We have landed back in NJ!” the team announced via Twitter.

New York’s stars were certainly happy to get their feet on the concrete.

“Just landed,” tweeted Justin Tuck. “Thank you God.”

Steve Weatherford added: “Giants made it back safe and sound. So stoked to be back home! #ThankGod.”

“Glad to say we made it safe, lil turbulent and @TSash left me in my time of need when the plane was shakin, thanks Sash,” posted Sunday’s hero, Stevie Brown.

Those on the Giants beat weren’t so lucky. If you’re curious what it’s like to drive over 1,500 miles, just check out the Twitter feed of any reporter covering Big Blue.

Or as WFAN’s Paul Dottino wrote: “I could always walk it!”

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