AFC title game could be coldest ever Pittsburgh playoff game

Fans of cold weather football are in for a treat on Sunday.

In Pittsburgh, weather forecasters are predicting single digit temperatures on Sunday evening when the Steelers and Jets face off at Heinz Field.  That could mark the coldest playoff game in team history; the temperature dropped to nine degrees in 2005 when the Patriots beat the Steelers.

The Bears and Packers will be playing in a veritable heat wave.  While the temperature has been near zero in Chicago at times this week, it’s expected to warm up to roughly 21 degrees by gametime, with relatively light winds.

WGN’s weather center reports that there could be some flurries during the NFC title game, like there was for the Bears game against the Seahawks last week.

48 responses to “AFC title game could be coldest ever Pittsburgh playoff game

  1. That Chi weather report is excellent news for the Packers. The harder field will make a huge difference and negate their sped less. Also, no wind … I’ll take Rodgers over Cutler in that situation any day.

  2. Speed of WR’s is negated; will come down to traditional football fundamentals of running game, defense, turnovers, mistakes and penalties.

  3. wryly1 says:
    Jan 22, 2011 3:02 PM
    Speed of WR’s is negated; will come down to traditional football fundamentals of running game, defense, turnovers, mistakes and penalties.
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    Cold weather, in the absence of wind or precipitation, does nothing to slow down receivers.

    Why would it? If anything, the harder turf will make for a faster track.

  4. realitypolice –

    Wrong! Ask the players. Footing will be slicker and they can neither move as fast nor cut as sharply. Has ZERO to do with my opinion – it’s reality. Acquaint yourself with it.

  5. Cool…..the JEST Taco QB is in for both a rough, and cold night. Bet he doesn’t see too many days like that in SoCal.

  6. “Hey Boys it’s cold outside….can I give you a foot rub??”

    Mrs. Ryan You Know Your Not Allowed in the Locker room!

  7. kokoskmr says:
    Jan 22, 2011 2:58 PM
    They have to keep it that cold because Pittsburgh sticks so bad!

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    I’ve read this three times and I still don’t know what this fool is trying to say.

  8. funny how much the Steelers fans talk pregame…

    …reminds me how the Pats fans sounded about a week ago

  9. .
    oh u mean colder than when the giants played the packers and everyone said it was too cold for Eli?

    and then played the patriots and everyone said no one can beat the patriots?

    as cold as that?

  10. .

    as stated numerous times….

    the ONLY weather that effects a football game is

    WIND.

    so keep harping on what has been proven to not effect a game.

  11. wryly1 says:
    Jan 22, 2011 3:47 PM
    realitypolice –

    Wrong! Ask the players. Footing will be slicker and they can neither move as fast nor cut as sharply. Has ZERO to do with my opinion – it’s reality. Acquaint yourself with it.
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    Yes- that’s why the Patriots had so much trouble scoring points when they played in Chicago earlier this year.

    Cold does not automatically mean slick- precipitation means slick. Dry is dry, temperature be damned. Pretty simple, if you think about it.

    How many players did you ask? How many would like me to ask?

    Next time on the rugby field and it’s 15 degrees and dry, I’ll turn to my teammates and say- “anyone having any trouble running today?”

    Who will you ask?

    Maybe you can ask the 54 people on here who agreed with, since I’m pretty sure you don’t have access to any real athletes.

  12. Wonderful weather to play with a pulled hamstring. Revis won’t play after the first period. Especially if it a hard hitting game. Him and Cromatrie will fake it if they have to stay away from Hines the Hammer

  13. as stated numerous times….

    the ONLY weather that effects a football game is

    WIND.

    so keep harping on what has been proven to not effect a game.

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    ^Has never played a football game in cold weather…or rain, or snow.

    They ALL effect a football game, whether that effect favors one team or not is moot. They all effect the game.

    Ever single contact hurts so much more in cold weather it’s ridiculous. Ever had been hit with a facemask on say, the forearm, in cold weather? Yeah… trust me, the cold weather definitely has an effect.

    That said, everyone has to play in it.

  14. You know it is bad when fans argue about weather.

    Relax folks. “Can’t we all just get along?” -RK

  15. Not a Steeler fan…but hatred towards jets and their talk & crap is huge.

    Never rooted so hard as I will for Steelers tomorrow night…just shut those A Holes up….and America will thank you.

  16. gonna be a great game tomorrow night.Black and Gold gonna shine,

    cold warm wet dry who cares just sit back and watch the Steelers take that Taco and crush him,i see Holmes having a big night again,Woodley will probably drop back into pass protection a lot..cause they wont need many rushing the passer in this one.

    Hampton will plug the middle and i guess the rest can do what they want….

    Crymarty will be cryin a lot cause he gonna get burned deep and revis gonna get planted by Ward..

  17. .

    again stop harping on WEATHER unless u r talking about WIND…..

    the studies show ALL weather does not effect the game except for WIND.

    You can keep saying it does, just refer to the first sentence every time. facts are facts. worrying about nothing is girly stuff, go watch tennis as football is too violent a sport for u

  18. One referee to an other: “Wow, it is cold down here. I just found a couple of funny looking ice cubes.”
    Second ref: “Those aren’t ice cubes. I think those are Sanchez’s balls.”

  19. kokoskmr says:
    Jan 22, 2011 2:58 PM
    They have to keep it that cold because Pittsburgh sticks so bad!

    **************************************

    I’ve read this three times and I still don’t know what this fool is trying to say.

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    it took him 5 hours to come up with something he THOUGHT was funny, but was probably too stupid to spell stink

  20. bspurloc says:
    Jan 22, 2011 10:52 PM
    .

    again stop harping on WEATHER unless u r talking about WIND…..

    the studies show ALL weather does not effect the game except for WIND.

    You can keep saying it does, just refer to the first sentence every time. facts are facts. worrying about nothing is girly stuff, go watch tennis as football is too violent a sport for u

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    What study/studies are you referring to? Would be nice with some documentation, a link perhaps? If not, please stop posting the same over and over again.

  21. In an “interesting” aside, my friend regularly goes to China for work. He was in a sports bar over in Shanghai, and the bar was doing a Super Bowl promotion. They had 2 teams on their wall fighting it out……..Chicago and Pittsburgh. I don’t know how long it has been on the wall. Saw the pic of soldier field above and remembered that pic he sent. Never mind.

  22. Bad fields are tough on both sides of the ball but,,,,, the O knows where they are going,,, the D has to follow…. A bit harder on the D I would think…

  23. Its Football,supposed to be cold,just wish they would have the Super Bowl in cold weather.out doors not in a dome.

    but i guess the corporate big shots got to keep warm since they cant handle the cold weather..

    and remember Heinz field has new grass laid out will be interesting to see how it holds up

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