Blackout Halts NFL Game

Double power crash occurred at Meadowlands

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 15, 2010 1:22 AM CST

(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.

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.
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)
Stadium lights start to flicker off at the Meadowlands.
Stadium lights start to flicker off at the Meadowlands.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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