There’s snow in the forecast for Chiefs-Broncos

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Late October is too early for snow in most places, but it’s never too early for an NFL snow game.

The excellent Dark Sky app currently shows a Denver kickoff temperature in the high teens, with snow beginning in the morning and seven to 11 inches of accumulation. That could make for the second straight snow game between the Broncos and Chiefs.

Last December, the Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes thrived in a Missouri snowstorm against the Broncos, with Mahomes telling PFT after the game that he actually likes throwing in the snow — something he had never done until a January 2019 playoff game against the Colts.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio was asked by reporters on Thursday whether the weather forecast will change his team’s approach to the game.

“It possibly could,” Fangio said. “It all depends until we get there on Sunday and see the exact conditions we’ll be playing in, the conditions of the field. When we played them in that second game last year and it snowed, I didn’t really think the — it looked worse than it was — I didn’t think that it affected the offenses too much. It didn’t affect theirs for sure. It could, but I don’t think you can answer that until you actually see what you’re dealing with.”

Whether it affects the teams, snow enhances the broadcast and the enjoyment for fans. While no one is expecting anything like that on October 25, we’ll take it whenever we can get it.

11 responses to “There’s snow in the forecast for Chiefs-Broncos

  1. MN got dumped on, more on the way. Mass migration of waterfowl starting up, getting real cold here this week. At least we can chase ducks before ice up instead of watch the Vikings.

  2. Lovin’ it! Many, many years ago I called in an under bet with the local bookie. Huge snow storm in Denver I believe on a Monday night. Opening kickoff is fumbled and run in by kicking team, 7-0. Kick again without turnover but on first play from scrimmage, running back fumbles and defense scoops and scores. 14-0 now with only 1:30 played! Final score you ask? 14-3 and a win for my under bet

  3. I’m in Denver, and it’s 34 degrees right now at 6PM– with a 40% chance of snow tonight. The forecast calls for a high of 67 on Saturday, with a high of 17 on Monday. The weather swings quick here.

  4. That forecast looks crazy! Makes me glad I’m in the mid-Atlantic. We get some swings here, but nothing quite that intense.

  5. “I’m in Denver, and it’s 34 degrees right now at 6PM– with a 40% chance of snow tonight. The forecast calls for a high of 67 on Saturday, with a high of 17 on Monday. The weather swings quick here.”

    A few years ago I got a sunburn in Denver one day, the next day raced a snowstorm out of town. This could be a fun game to watch.

  6. Sounds like fun. We’ve already had snow here in Minny. Looking forward to lots more right after I have some fun root canals done.

  7. Love reading the comments about Denver weather. After living in CO for 2 years I can verify how quickly the weather there changes. Even here in western SD we went from 100 to snow the next day this year during Labor Day weekend.

  8. I am also in Denver. We need the snow, some devastating wildfires are currently burning in Colorado. The entire state is in a drought, and the weather has been mostly hot and dry for the last several months (with the exception of snow on September 8, go figure).

    The weather here is interesting. October snow is common, but it usually comes and goes in a day or two, so the storm has to align with game day or it will not be noticed on TV. This one seems to be aligning perfectly with kickoff. I recall the 2013 and 2015 AFC title games both had sunny 60 degree weather, in mid-January. I’ll take it over the humid winter cold on the east coast any day.

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