Blackout Halts NFL Game
Double power crash occurred at Meadowlands
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2010 1:22 AM CST
An eerie darkness descends on a packed Meadowlands stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, yesterday during a game between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – A double power outage at the Meadowlands sports stadium in New Jersey temporarily halted an NFL game yesterday between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. The snafu plunged the packed stadium into total darkness, and some players hit the ground, apparently fearing an attack, CNN reports. Investigators are probing what caused the twin crash in the third quarter. The game was stopped for some 12 minutes, and the Cowboys went on to beat New York 33-20.

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Nov 15, 2010 8:28 AM CST
I want to know what players hit the deck fearing an attack. Is that what you do when the lights go out, dive to the ground? You're in a huge open stadium and your going to lie in the middle of the field? What is this 1955.
Nov 15, 2010 7:02 AM CST
I watched a game of American Football once where nothing happened for 12 minutes, I'm surprised people noticed.
Nov 15, 2010 2:02 AM CST
It was God saying "What I can't believe the Cowboys are leading!!!"