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Eli Manning Assesses Damage Of Hurricane Sandy To His Hoboken Apartment Building (PHOTO)

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) looks for receivers against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of their NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. The Giants won 29-24. (AP Photo/The Waco Tribune-Herald, Jose Yau) | AP

Even NFL players weren't immune to the wrath of Hurricane Sandy.

As USA Today points out, Kate Mara, niece of New York Giants owner John Mara, tweeted a photo of quarterback Eli Manning surveying the damage the storm caused in the lobby of his apartment building in Hoboken, N.J.

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Deadspin promptly turned the photo into a meme, creating the Tumblr, "Eli Manning Looking At Things."

Manning isn't the only Giants player feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Running back Andre Brown and safety Stevie Brown (no relation) each tweeted that their respective apartments lost power after the storm made landfall Monday night. Tight end Martellus Bennett and his wife had to stay with offensive lineman Kevin Boothe after their West New York apartment lost power, ESPN notes.

In addition to claiming the lives of at least 59 people and causing widespread damage, Sandy has also disrupted sports in the tri-state area. On Wednesday, the NBA announced it would delay the debut of the Brooklyn Nets, who were set to open the season Thursday night against the Knicks in their new home at the Barclays Center, according to NBC Sports.

The NFL, however, insists that Sunday's Giants-Steelers game at MetLife Stadium will go on, Yahoo notes. Manning hopes that the game can offer a bit of comforting distraction for families looking to rebuild after the storm.

"Whether they can come to the game or find a TV, for a few hours they can have a little break and cheer for their home team," he told ESPN New York at Giants practice on Wednesday. "And hopefully we can give them a little joy and after the game they can go back to building their lives back."

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