Lightning delays Ravens-Jets kickoff

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's raining on New York Jets owner Woody Johnson's parade.

Because of lightning in the area, the start of the Baltimore Ravens at Jets "Monday Night Football" game has been pushed back at least 30 minutes, the Jets announced in the press box.

The field and the stands at New Meadowlands Stadium have been cleared out -- no fans in the seats, no players on the field. There's a steady drizzle, but it's the lightning that is the reason for the delay.

Once the teams receive the go-ahead, the players still have to go through their usual pregame warm-ups.

Rich Cimini covers the Jets for ESPNNewYork.com.