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AFC title game could be coldest ever Pittsburgh playoff game

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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.

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48 Responses to “AFC title game could be coldest ever Pittsburgh playoff game”
  1. scytherius says: Jan 22, 2011 2:55 PM

    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. hobartbaker says: Jan 22, 2011 2:57 PM

    Steelers hope it’s cold enough to freeze the balls off the brash monkeys.

  3. kokoskmr says: Jan 22, 2011 2:58 PM

    They have to keep it that cold because Pittsburgh sticks so bad!

  4. silentparrot says: Jan 22, 2011 3:00 PM

    more layers of clothing to hide the appearance of women in Pittsburgh is a good thing.

  5. 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.

  6. kokoskmr says: Jan 22, 2011 3:02 PM

    Probably will have to delay the game to give the Steelers fans time to get their tongues unstuck from the lamp posts!

  7. cityofchampyinz says: Jan 22, 2011 3:03 PM

    Bring on the Jets!
    Steelers 24
    Jets 6

  8. ekash7 says: Jan 22, 2011 3:06 PM

    And now….. its personal

  9. citizenstrange says: Jan 22, 2011 3:08 PM

    The upshot of this is that Steeler fans don’t even have to put their champagne in the refrigerator.

    GO STEELERS!

    (sorry for the above trash talk)

  10. discosucs2005 says: Jan 22, 2011 3:18 PM

    This is the real reason Troy grows out his hair; Warmth.

  11. bunkmcnulty says: Jan 22, 2011 3:18 PM

    Black and Yellow tears to freeze tomorrow.

  12. 0marooney says: Jan 22, 2011 3:20 PM

    Weather won’t be an issue; classic Steelers football on the way.

  13. realitypolice says: Jan 22, 2011 3:29 PM

    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.
    =======================

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. katmanduu says: Jan 22, 2011 3:54 PM

    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.

  16. RexCanCoach says: Jan 22, 2011 4:17 PM

    It ain’t bragging if you can back it up.

    Jets 24 – Steelers 16

  17. pittsixtimechamp says: Jan 22, 2011 4:24 PM

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

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

  18. ckacv111 says: Jan 22, 2011 4:34 PM

    Man up

  19. drgfri says: Jan 22, 2011 4:38 PM

    Sorry Rex, no sandles this Sunday.

  20. goawayeverybody says: Jan 22, 2011 4:38 PM

    Can’t wait!

  21. laxer37 says: Jan 22, 2011 4:38 PM

    Who cares?

    All four of the teams left are built for cold weather.

  22. pdxbolt says: Jan 22, 2011 4:41 PM

    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.

  23. afc22 says: Jan 22, 2011 4:50 PM

    funny how much the Steelers fans talk pregame…

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

  24. picksix401 says: Jan 22, 2011 4:50 PM

    dirty sanchez loves cold weather.. SIKE! 66 passer rating in games under 32 degrees for his career

  25. flavordave says: Jan 22, 2011 4:55 PM

    Even a cold booby is a good booby

  26. skito13 says: Jan 22, 2011 4:56 PM

    Bunch of sissies

  27. bspurloc says: Jan 22, 2011 4:58 PM

    .
    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?

  28. bspurloc says: Jan 22, 2011 4:59 PM

    .

    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.

  29. realitypolice says: Jan 22, 2011 6:23 PM

    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.
    =========================

    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.

  30. ohnomrbill says: Jan 22, 2011 6:25 PM

    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

  31. upperdecker19 says: Jan 22, 2011 6:28 PM

    How about moving the games to Tuesday? Worked out great for Philly.

  32. drunkendegenerate says: Jan 22, 2011 7:16 PM

    Temperature-10 degrees

    NYJ-19

    Pittsburgh-13

  33. deebo92 says: Jan 22, 2011 7:22 PM

    Why is there a picture of Soldier Field?

  34. skolvikes says: Jan 22, 2011 7:34 PM

    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.

    ———

    ^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.

  35. bunkmcnulty says: Jan 22, 2011 8:31 PM

    You know it is bad when fans argue about weather.

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

  36. dabunkster says: Jan 22, 2011 9:19 PM

    Can’t Wait!

  37. mistrezzrachael says: Jan 22, 2011 9:39 PM

    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.

  38. cantwait01 says: Jan 22, 2011 10:10 PM

    The JETS will never go away! This is our time and we will prove it sunday!!!!

  39. steelernation1 says: Jan 22, 2011 10:30 PM

    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..

  40. 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

  41. thetooloftools says: Jan 22, 2011 10:56 PM

    Steelers fans… get the Iron City Beer ready !

  42. nesuperfan says: Jan 22, 2011 11:15 PM

    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.”

  43. freddieizzyb says: Jan 22, 2011 11:30 PM

    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.

    ————————————————–

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

  44. mrnumbe says: Jan 23, 2011 1:20 AM

    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

    ————————————————–

    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.

  45. steeelfann says: Jan 23, 2011 8:47 AM

    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.

  46. tbssic says: Jan 23, 2011 8:48 AM

    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…

  47. steelernation1 says: Jan 23, 2011 11:57 AM

    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

  48. cantwait01 says: Jan 23, 2011 2:02 PM

    Green and White tears of joy!!! The Jets are takin it all the way!!!

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