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The division-round weather report, as of Wednesday night

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On many occasions, the only accurate weather report is yesterday’s.  But with some high-profile games coming up this weekend, it makes sense to take an early look at what can be expected when the quartet of open-air games kickoff come Saturday, and Sunday.

According to weather.com, the early game on Saturday — Saints at 49ers — there will be a high of 65 and a low of 43, with only a 10-percent chance of rain.  For the nightcap, the Broncos and Patriots will play in a Foxboro climate where the high will be 34 and the low will drop to 15, with only a 10 percent chance of precipitation.

On Sunday, the Ravens will host the Texans will play under a 30-percent chance of snow, with a high of 37 and a low of 27.

Finally, four years after Tom Coughlin’s face-freezing experience at Lambeau field, the forecast currently calls for a high of 21 and a low of 19, with a zero-percent chance of snow.

Thus, for the most part, weather shouldn’t be a factor on Saturday or Sunday.  As always, however, the forecast is subject to change.

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43 Responses to “The division-round weather report, as of Wednesday night”
  1. timtheenchanter1 says: Jan 11, 2012 7:53 PM

    “On Sunday, the Ravens will host the Texans will play under a 30-percent chance of snow, with a high of 37 and a low of 27….
    Thus, for the most part, weather shouldn’t be a factor on Saturday or Sunday.”
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    I wonder how often they get low 30s and snow inside Reliant stadium.

  2. tomsd1 says: Jan 11, 2012 7:55 PM

    Thanks for the adviso. Appreciate it.

  3. tomsd1 says: Jan 11, 2012 7:56 PM

    BTW – any significant wind at any of the 4 locales?

  4. test2402 says: Jan 11, 2012 7:58 PM

    It’s all sunshine for Tim Tebow.

  5. xtb3 says: Jan 11, 2012 7:58 PM

    20 degrees in Green Bay? Proof of global warming er climate change!

  6. bearsstillsuck says: Jan 11, 2012 7:59 PM

    65 in January? That’s not football.

  7. virger says: Jan 11, 2012 8:00 PM

    How do you leave wind out of a football weather report?

  8. stevenfbrackett says: Jan 11, 2012 8:08 PM

    21° isn’t cold enough to be an issue? I beg to differ. But the real factor is going to be the wind in Green Bay. Even what would normally be considered ‘light wind’ in 60° weather with send the the wind chill (real feel) temperature below zero when it is only 20°. And if it is strong enough to start swirling – watch out.

  9. cwinmill says: Jan 11, 2012 8:30 PM

    That much wind at Lambeau would hurt the pack more than Giants. Giants can run the ball and play d.

  10. earthtopft says: Jan 11, 2012 8:39 PM

    Clouds are expected to part, suddenly, in Foxboro. Just prior to kickoff.

  11. jimmysee says: Jan 11, 2012 8:47 PM

    cwinmill says: Jan 11, 2012 8:30 PM

    That much wind at Lambeau would hurt the pack more than Giants. Giants can run the ball and play d.

    —————————————————-

    Maybe the Packers should just concede and be done with it.

    Apply the “mercy rule.”

    :-)

  12. nflovercollegefb says: Jan 11, 2012 8:51 PM

    I was hoping for snow on the 10th anniversary of the Snow Game in Foxboro :(

  13. marshmont says: Jan 11, 2012 8:55 PM

    there is 0 chance of precip in baltimore. partly sunny , high upper 30′s.

  14. fumblenuts says: Jan 11, 2012 8:57 PM

    “At Lambeau field, the forecast currently calls for a high of 21 and a low of 19.”

    Tom Coughlin’s face is going to be feeling it once again!

  15. packerpride03 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:04 PM

    07 revenge!

  16. nineroutsider says: Jan 11, 2012 9:07 PM

    bearsstillsuck says: Jan 11, 2012 7:59 PM

    65 in January? That’s not football.
    ——————————————–
    It is if you don’t live in a dump.

  17. nineroutsider says: Jan 11, 2012 9:10 PM

    We haven’t seen rain in the bay for about 2 months now it seems like. Weather has been perfect, very little to no wind.

    Saints won’t have any excuses for their poor performance on Saturday; weather won’t be a factor…

    Go 9ers!

  18. domehead says: Jan 11, 2012 9:16 PM

    Yeah, right…10% chance of rain in ‘Frisco. The ground crew has probably been watering the field all week.

  19. herlies says: Jan 11, 2012 9:34 PM

    “That much wind at Lambeau would hurt the pack more than Giants. Giants can run the ball and play d.”

    Giants rushed for fewer yards and gave up more points.

  20. thinwhiteduke76 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:49 PM

    What about the wind in the Packers game?

  21. brandon54235 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:50 PM

    Starting tomorrow the wind is going to be 22-25 mph here in Green Bay.

  22. emoney826 says: Jan 11, 2012 9:55 PM

    Keep trying to convince yourselves that you have a chance, Giants fans. When will people figure out that unless there’s a tornado on the field, weather doesn’t affect rodgers. He’s not old man favre and this ain’t 2007.

  23. poiuyt7 says: Jan 11, 2012 10:11 PM

    There’s a big storm that going to be heading through Northeastern Wisconsin, but it should clear out by Sunday. The forecast for Sunday is for mid 20s and low wind.

    Of course it’s really too soon to tell what it’s going to be like that far away.

  24. baegucb says: Jan 11, 2012 10:13 PM

    Green Bay? just cold.

  25. ddjesus says: Jan 11, 2012 10:14 PM

    cwinmill says:
    Jan 11, 2012 8:30 PM
    That much wind at Lambeau would hurt the pack more than Giants. Giants can run the ball and play d.

    ________

    Wow. Giants are dead last in the league in rushing yards per game, but you were close, right?

    The Giants are 25th in points per game on defense and 27th in yards per game. Packers are 19th and 32nd in scoring then points, so umm, keep dreaming I guess?

  26. jackntorres says: Jan 11, 2012 10:18 PM

    virger says:
    Jan 11, 2012 8:00 PM
    How do you leave wind out of a football weather report?

    ——
    I think it has something to do with paraphrasing weather.com. Like we couldn’t search 4 cities on our own? Great journalism Mikey.

    nineroutsider says:
    Jan 11, 2012 9:07 PM
    bearsstillsuck says: Jan 11, 2012 7:59 PM

    65 in January? That’s not football.
    ——————————————–
    It is if you don’t live in a dump.
    ———-
    finally nineroutsider we agree on something

    WHO DAT

    herlies says:
    Jan 11, 2012 9:34 PM
    “That much wind at Lambeau would hurt the pack more than Giants. Giants can run the ball and play d.”

    Giants rushed for fewer yards and gave up more points.

    —–
    fellas fellas, the best rushing attack in the NFC belongs to the Saints, pick your poison

  27. gcsuk says: Jan 11, 2012 10:28 PM

    emoney826 says:
    Jan 11, 2012 9:55 PM
    Keep trying to convince yourselves that you have a chance, Giants fans. When will people figure out that unless there’s a tornado on the field, weather doesn’t affect rodgers. He’s not old man favre and this ain’t 2007.
    ———————————————————-
    OK, I’m officially sick of most (not all) Packers fans. OF COURSE Giants fans think the Giants have a chance to win. Didn’t Packers fans think the Packers had a chance to win last year?!?! When the Packers were a Wild Card team?!?! And they had to play all their games on the road?!? But it’s different now, isn’t it?

    Oh, the absolute INDIGNITY of Giants fans to think that the Giants might POSSIBLY win against the almighty Packers!!

    We’re SO sorry, Packer Nation. Please forgive us for being so blatantly disrespectful.

  28. earthtopft says: Jan 11, 2012 10:30 PM

    Weather will not deter Tom Coughlin, shown in this file photo piloting his open air P51 Mustang over Norway in WWII.

  29. jarrman46 says: Jan 11, 2012 11:04 PM

    Big Blues hoping for a windy day in Green Bay. They know Rodgers is going to tear that sorry back 7 of theirs up just like the last 2 times he played them.

  30. franknunley57 says: Jan 11, 2012 11:38 PM

    @domehead says:

    Yeah, right…10% chance of rain in ‘Frisco. The ground crew has probably been watering the field all week.

    ====================================

    …and not cutting the grass all week also. besides, its always been a slow field. coach harbaugh is on it. Go 9ers!

  31. ceadderman says: Jan 11, 2012 11:39 PM

    Hey gcsuck, I know you’re not having a pity party by yourself. 9er fans are being told there is no reason to show up Saturday because the game was called and Brees is being handed the keys to Lambeau.

    Would it be bad of me to hope that Payton gets wiped out in this game ala “Adam Sandler version of The Longest Yard?”

    If the Refs screw up?
    ==============
    Has anyone but me noticed that after that movie the Ref got moved from the secondary to the backfield? So instead of the QB missing his Receiver and hitting the Ref in the twinky maybe run a reverse and miss the handoff instead? :D

  32. geauxmez says: Jan 11, 2012 11:42 PM

    good news for the whodats.

  33. east96st says: Jan 12, 2012 1:15 AM

    “Keep trying to convince yourselves that you have a chance, Giants fans.”

    You guys sang the same song in ’07. Then, it was Favre that could do no wrong and, if you are really a fan and not a front runner, you’ll remember that in ’07 that Favre and the Pack crushed the Giants in the regular season meeting.
    So in ’07 NY could NOT possibly win because 1) the weather & home field advantage 2) Favre is the greatest QB ever and 3) you crushed NY in the regular season.

    This year NY can’t win because 1) the weather and home field advantage 2) Rodgers is the greatest QB ever and 3) you just barely managed to beat the Giants in the regular season.

    We got it. Thanks for the in-depth, expert analysis. I’m going call Mr. Mara tomorrow and beg him to forfeit the game because the GB fans say there’s absolutely no chance. And who could argue with such sound, logical reasons?

  34. Henry says: Jan 12, 2012 1:46 AM

    I will never, as long as I live, forget the stupid interception that Brent Farve threw on the night of the “Tom Coughlin’s face-freezing”!
    The 2007 NFC championship game, I believe.
    I was never so happy in my whole life ;)

  35. judsonjr says: Jan 12, 2012 2:01 AM

    I don’t think wind is going to be a factor in Green Bay for either team.

    Case in point. Week 17 there were 20-25 mph winds and while it was enough to give kickers problems on FGs, it had absolutely no negative effect on either the Packers or Lions passing game.

    As for 2007, I still can’t believe Coughlin didn’t have to go to the hospital after that game

  36. hscorpio says: Jan 12, 2012 6:25 AM

    For Sunday in GB, accuweather.com is saying partly sunny, high of 25, low of 18. Winds @ 8, gusting to 16 during the day and 12/18 @ night. Real feel is 17/7.

    The game is the late one. Most (or all) of the 2nd half will be under the lights. It’ll be cold but not particularly windy. The weather will be a factor but not a particular advantage to one side or the other, since both teams are from northern climates and play outdoors. The individual players will need to pay extra attention to ball security because it will be slick and frozen. That goes for footing on the field, too. Lambeau is not Soldier Field but there is only so much you can do with that kind of cold.

    If the Packers manage to avoid the big upset, the weather will be more nasty the following Sunday. And THAT will be an advantage considering the opponent would be a team from Cali or N.O.

    Oh, BTW, for the folks ready to point to that ’08 NFC CG as proof the Packers can’t handle the cold, the primary one that was shivering too much to be effective was Bert Favor. He’s riding a tractor in Mississippi these days. Rodgers wasn’t great in the chill of last year’s NFC CG but he was good enough…and better than a few weeks prior vs the same opponent in GB in more balmy conditions. That suggests to me he’ll be fine.

  37. robf2010 says: Jan 12, 2012 7:12 AM

    Best reason yet to build dome stadiums in EVERY NFL city. Like we should be talking about the freaking weather this week …

  38. hscorpio says: Jan 12, 2012 9:00 AM

    east96st says: Jan 12, 2012 1:15 AM

    “Keep trying to convince yourselves that you have a chance, Giants fans.”

    You guys sang the same song in ’07. Then, it was Favre that could do no wrong and, if you are really a fan and not a front runner, you’ll remember that in ’07 that Favre and the Pack crushed the Giants in the regular season meeting.
    =========================

    Not this Packer fan. The Bear game a few weeks prior to the NFC CG game convinced me once and for all Favre could no longer play in the bitter cold. When I heard it was going to be Ice Bowl, The Sequel, I got very nervous.

  39. n0hopeleft says: Jan 12, 2012 9:11 AM

    herlies says:
    Jan 11, 2012 9:34 PM
    “That much wind at Lambeau would hurt the pack more than Giants. Giants can run the ball and play d.”

    Giants rushed for fewer yards and gave up more points.
    ___________________________________

    Way to quote stats from Sept / Oct…

    Those who really know the NFL, know that its all about WHEN you face a team. Right now, the Giants are the better rushing and defensive team. Packers need to win on Rodgers arm, period. HOPE YOU CAN PROTECT HIM.

  40. faithpower1017 says: Jan 12, 2012 9:21 AM

    It will be very BREESY in SF this weekend

  41. drshakedown74 says: Jan 12, 2012 9:22 AM

    You sure the East Coast isn’t going to get the 30-40 mph winds the Midwest is feeling yesterday and today (Jan.11th and 12th) ????

  42. dvdman123 says: Jan 12, 2012 9:50 AM

    I’m sure the Niners and their fans were hoping for one those West Coast Winter storms…..oh well Brees must be licking his chops.

  43. bravedown50 says: Jan 12, 2012 7:38 PM

    Just cuz its warm in SF this weekend doesn’t mean it won’t be muddy. The field is below sea level. Niners groundskeepers will have this field ready to help slow down the Saints.

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