NFL Divisional Playoffs: Frigid air to return for games in northeastern US
The second round of the NFL playoffs will take place this weekend as the fight for Super Bowl contention narrows.
Fans across the Northeast are in store for frigid conditions as matchups in Philadelphia, New England and Pittsburgh will take place at outdoor stadiums.
Take a look at the forecasts for this weekend’s slate of action:
Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles – Saturday, 4:35 p.m. EST
The first game of the NFL Divisional Playoff round on Saturday will take place in Philadelphia as the Eagles battle the Falcons.
By Saturday, rainy weather will largely clear up in time for the game. Dry, windy and cold conditions will move in by kickoff.
Temperatures in the low 30s F at kickoff will drop to the mid-20s by the end of the game.
Gusty winds up to 25 mph will pull AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures down to the teens. The cross winds will impact the kicking and passing game as well.
Fans should bundle up in warm layers.
Tennessee Titans at New England Patriots – Saturday, 8:15 p.m. EST
The Patriots will try to keep their consecutive Super Bowl trip hopes alive as they take on the Titans in Foxborough on Saturday.
It will be a wet morning at Gillette Stadium as a winter storm moves through, dampening tailgate activities leading up to the game.
However, the system will move out of the region by kickoff, leaving clouds and a breeze behind. Clouds will break around dusk.
The high will reach near the 50-degree Fahrenheit mark during the day but plummet to the mid-30s during the game.
Fans should dress warmly as RealFeel Temperatures will be in the low 20s and upper teens.
Jacksonville Jaguars at Pittsburgh Steelers – Sunday, 1:05 p.m. EST
Coming off a home win over the Bills, the Jaguars will travel north to take on Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on Sunday for a regular season rematch.
It will be an overcast but dry day in Pittsburgh with limited sunshine peeking through clouds at times.
Temperatures will hover in the teens for the game with a high near 18 F at kickoff. Fans should dress appropriately for the brutal cold.
Light winds won’t have an impact on play.
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New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings – Sunday, 4:40 p.m. EST
The Vikings will fight for their chance to play for a Super Bowl on their home turf as they take on the Saints in a rematch from the opening week of the season.
It will be dangerously cold outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, so anyone tailgating should be prepared for brutal conditions.
Temperatures will be in the low teens throughout the game, so fans should bundle up when traveling in and out of the stadium.
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