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The game will be broadcast in both local markets on Fox affiliates and will also be available as part of DirectTV’s Sunday Ticket package.

It will be the first Monday night game at Ford Field and first in Michigan since the Pontiac Silverdome hosted one in 2001.

No one was hurt, but the roof collapse sent the league and both teams scrambling.

The Giants were stranded in Kansas City after their plane was diverted there Saturday. They stayed overnight and landed in Detroit on Sunday afternoon.

“This one presents more challenges than I can ever remember,” Giants co-owner John Mara said. “We were stranded in the airport yesterday not knowing where we were going to go.”

Giants quarterback Eli Manning tried to lighten the mood of his restless teammates by ordering the rookies to sing and said the team will be ready come kickoff.

“This is different, but I thought we’ve kept good spirits and good focus,” Manning said. “We understand that this is an important game and it’s going to come down to who treats it with a business-like mentality and stays prepared.”

The Vikings are scheduled to host the Chicago Bears for a Monday night game next week, and Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission chairman Roy Terwilliger said he’s optimistic the roof can be repaired in time. That would take a lot of work, though, considering the size of the holes and the wintry conditions.

The roof collapse is a fitting metaphor in a trying season for the Vikings that has included: the firing of coach Brad Childress; the investigation of Favre for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a Jets hostess 2008; the disappointing play of a 5-7 team that had Super Bowl aspirations.

“I think this is officially the craziest season ever; now the roof collapses at the metrodome,” Vikings defensive end Brian Robison tweeted. “Can’t wait to see what happens now. Let’s make it even crazier and just take the roof off and play outside.”

Tweeted punter Chris Kluwe: “Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s always tomorrow.”

It’s the fourth time in the building’s 29-year history that the roof has collapsed. The roof tore open, spilling tons of snow onto the playing field and erasing the familiar puffy white top from the east side of the downtown skyline.

The only time before Sunday that a game has been postponed because of roof failure was April 14, 1983, when a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and California Angels had to be rescheduled.

“Our guys are resilient, they’re professionals, they’ll adjust,” Frazier said.

The Giants clearly must be tired of these trips to Minnesota. The Vikings and Giants are set to play for the ninth time in the last 10 regular seasons, a scheduling quirk that has slated seven of those meetings _ this year would have been three in a row _ for Minnesota. The Vikings have beaten the Giants four straight times.

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