We had to delay our look at the weekly schedule and links to the weather by a day, but it’s here now.
Don’t let Mother Nature mess up your good fortune this season. There’s a chance of snow in Green Bay and rain and gusty win in Dallas on Thanksgiving. However, the Cowboys play in a stadium with a retractable roof so there shouldn’t be too much concern there.
Weather can have a profound effect on fantasy baseball, even washing out half a slate of games completely.
It’s rare weather that wipes an NFL game off the schedule, but clear skies, high winds, rain, snow and cold can have positive and negative affects on skill positions across the board.
Severe wind, cold and rain may affect quarterbacks and kickers most, boosting a team’s running attempts. That said, you almost never want to bench your studs over weather concerns. Offensive players have to deal with a slippery pigskin and poor field conditions, but unlike defenders, they know where they are going. Defenders have to react to cuts and jukes. Explosive direction shifts lead to spinouts and open receivers/running lanes.
A few years ago, we received permission from Accuweather.com to link to the weather from each of the NFL stadium cities. Click the links on the chart to go to www.accuweather.com’s forecast for the stadium. As it always is with weather forecasts, skies can change in a second so check the weather the day before or the day of the game to get the most accurate information.
This week we are finally done with the bye weeks so all teams are in play.
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Week 12 schedule and game day weather
|Thu Nov 26||Philadelphia Eagles||Detroit Lions||12:30 PM||Ford Field, Detroit||Dome|
|Carolina Panthers||Dallas Cowboys||4:30 PM||AT&T Stadium, Arlington||Ret. Roof|
|Chicago Bears||Green Bay Packers||8:30 PM||Lambeau Field, Green Bay||Weather|
|Sun Nov 29||Buffalo Bills||Kansas City Chiefs||1:00 PM||Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City||Weather|
|Miami Dolphins||New York Jets||1:00 PM||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford||Weather|
|Minnesota Vikings||Atlanta Falcons||1:00 PM||Georgia Dome, Atlanta||Dome|
|New Orleans Saints||Houston Texans||1:00 PM||NRG Stadium, Houston||Ret. Roof|
|New York Giants||Washington Redskins||1:00 PM||FedEx Field, Landover||Weather|
|Oakland Raiders||Tennessee Titans||1:00 PM||Nissan Stadium, Nashville||Weather|
|San Diego Chargers||Jacksonville Jaguars||1:00 PM||EverBank Field, Jacksonville||Weather|
|St. Louis Rams||Cincinnati Bengals||1:00 PM||Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati||Weather|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Indianapolis Colts||1:00 PM||Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis||Ret. Roof|
|Arizona Cardinals||San Francisco 49ers||4:05 PM||Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara||Weather|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||Seattle Seahawks||4:25 PM||CenturyLink Field, Seattle||Weather|
|New England Patriots||Denver Broncos||8:30 PM||Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver||Weather|
|Mon Nov 30||Baltimore Ravens||Cleveland Browns||8:30 PM||FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland||Weather|