Snow games are here. Enjoy, Ninja.
But don’t let Mother Nature mess up your good fortune this season. There’s a chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms in Miami for Ravens-Dolphins. And a chance of showers for Atlanta at Tampa Bay as well..
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 except maybe in the case of extreme winds. 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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Game day weather and NFL schedule
|Thu Dec 3||Green Bay Packers||Detroit Lions||8:25 PM||Ford Field, Detroit||Dome|
|Sun Dec 6||Arizona Cardinals||St. Louis Rams||1:00 PM||Edward Jones Dome, Saint Louis||Dome|
|Atlanta Falcons||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1:00 PM||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa||Weather|
|Baltimore Ravens||Miami Dolphins||1:00 PM||Sun Life Stadium, Miami||Weather|
|Carolina Panthers||New Orleans Saints||1:00 PM||Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans||Dome|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Cleveland Browns||1:00 PM||FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland||Weather|
|Houston Texans||Buffalo Bills||1:00 PM||Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo||Weather|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||Tennessee Titans||1:00 PM||Nissan Stadium, Nashville||Weather|
|New York Jets||New York Giants||1:00 PM||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford||Weather|
|San Francisco 49ers||Chicago Bears||1:00 PM||Soldier Field, Chicago||Weather|
|Seattle Seahawks||Minnesota Vikings||1:00 PM||TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis||Weather|
|Denver Broncos||San Diego Chargers||4:05 PM||Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego||Weather|
|Kansas City Chiefs||Oakland Raiders||4:05 PM||O.co Coliseum, Oakland||Weather|
|Philadelphia Eagles||New England Patriots||4:25 PM||Gillette Stadium, Foxboro||Weather|
|Indianapolis Colts||Pittsburgh Steelers||8:30 PM||Heinz Field, Pittsburgh||Weather|
|Mon Dec 7||Dallas Cowboys||Washington Redskins||8:30 PM||FedEx Field, Landover||Weather|