The New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers are still on for their game Sunday at MetLife Stadium as recovery efforts continue in devastated New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy.

The NFL confirmed Saturday that the matchup is still scheduled for its 1:25 p.m. (Pacific) kickoff.

The New York City Marathon, also scheduled for Sunday, has been canceled -- although the New York Knicks opened their NBA season Friday night at Madison Square Garden and the Brooklyn Nets played Saturday night for the first time in their new arena.

Given the gas shortage in the state -- New Jersey has implemented a rationing program -- and the lack of mass transit available, the Giants have urged fans to carpool.

The Steelers altered their travel plans. Originally scheduled to fly in Saturday and stay in Jersey City, N.J., they will instead travel on Sunday morning and return to Pittsburgh right after the game.

"Not having power to go to and from work? This is minor compared to what they're going through," Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel said.

  • The Giants activated tight end Travis Beckum, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Super Bowl XLVI.

    Dolphins: Andrew Luck didn't bother to buy a T-shirt. Not even for posterity. That's how little the Indianapolis rookie quarterback thought of the whole "Suck For Luck" movement.


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    "I wasn't too fond of that idea," Luck said as he prepared to face Miami for the first time. "I've never believed fans should encourage their teams to lose."

    One year ago this week, "Suck For Luck" reached its apex in Miami. The Dolphins were 0-7, and the former Stanford star was considered the ultimate prize in the next NFL draft. A small group of Dolphins fans began endorsing a radical concept -- tank the rest of the 2011 season.

    Then came an upset win at Kansas City, and the mini-run that followed eventually put the "Suck For Luck" talk to rest.

    Luck still went first overall, but by finishing 6-10 the Dolphins settled for the eighth overall pick. That turned out to be Ryan Tannehill, who's working out OK so far. Both teams are a surprising 4-3, but a sprained knee could keep Tannehill out of Sunday's game.

    Eagles: Quarterback Michael Vick pointed a finger at the media for its critical approach toward the team entering Monday's game at New Orleans. "You guys create a lot of turmoil for us," Vick said. "We just got to battle through it."

    MCT Information Services contributed to this report