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Bills vs Patriots weather updates: Single-digit temperatures, wind forecast for NFL playoff game

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Bills vs Patriots weather updates: Single-digit temperatures, wind forecast for NFL playoff game

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For the third time this year, NFL fans are treated to a clash between the Patriots and the Bills. The teams split the season series 1-1 with each road team winning and will now meet for a grudge match with each other’s season on the line.

The game will take place at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY – home of the Bills, which is right next to Buffalo – and again it looks like both teams will be dealing with weather conditions. interesting in this victory or homecoming. Game.

The last time these two teams met in Buffalo, the weather was extreme. There were gusts of up to 50 miles per hour in New England’s 14-10 victory that saw the team attempt just three passes with rookie quarterback Mac Jones.

time will not be this crazy this time around, but the Bills and Patriots will still have to deal with very cold conditions and the unpredictable nature of the weather in the Buffalo area in this contest.

Here’s a look at the predictions for Saturday night’s matchup between the Bills and the Patriots.

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Bills vs Patriots weather updates, forecast

The Bills-Patriots game is very likely to play out in single-digit times – at the high. The maximum temperature for Saturday in Orchard Park is just 10 degrees Fahrenheit while the minimum temperature is 2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to Weather.com. Maybe it will warm up a little more than expected, but regardless, it will be very cold at game time.

The good news for both teams is that the wind won’t be as bad this time around as it was last. The wind is expected to be blowing at an average of 5-10 mph Saturday night, so it won’t have a huge impact on the game, unlike the last time these two met in Buffalo.

That said, the wind could make it a bit more difficult to kick, and Jones could have trouble throwing if the gusts get strong enough. It could also provide wind chill that will make gamers feel like they are playing in sub-zero temperatures. If this happens, it can be a bit difficult to catch the ball. It’s not a major concern, but it’s worth keeping an eye on.

The same can be said of rain and snow. It was originally expected to be a potential snow game, but now there is only a 5% chance of precipitation. Perhaps a mini-gust will break through off Lake Erie for lake effect snow, but for now it seems likely that the freezing cold will have the biggest impact on this contest.

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How the Patriots and Bills prepare for the cold

Neither the Patriots nor the Bills seem particularly worried about the cold. They both prepare for the contest as they normally would and mentally prepare for the cold weather.

“I’m more worried about the Bills than the weather,” Bill Belichick said Wednesday, according to the Boston Herald. “I think the Bills are what we need to focus on, and they’re what we need to beat. The weather is the weather.”

Belichick classic. That said, it looks like the Patriots will, unsurprisingly, rely heavily on their running game to keep their offense moving. That doesn’t mean Jones won’t throw or only throw three times, but Josh McDaniels thinks the best way to win is to run the ball.

“Our running game, I think for the most part, has been pretty effective,” McDaniels said. “And we know that at this time of year – it doesn’t matter what the weather is, it doesn’t matter who the opponent is – to be able to run the football and to be able to stop the run and to be able to cover the kicks…are an important part of winning.

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Meanwhile, the Bills don’t anticipate any significant changes to their offense. Josh Allen is still preparing to spread the ball and won’t change much on his delivery.

“I think the second you start messing with mechanics and stuff, especially this late in the season, it just makes things worse,” Allen told NewYorkUpstate.com. “You just have to trust the guys there, you have to trust yourself and what you see and what you throw, and go off on that basis. It’s going to be tough for both teams to get the ball.”

Stefon Diggs agreed with Allen and added that playing in freezing weather was nothing new for the Bills.

“It’s going to be so cold bro. My fingers are cold, my toes are cold,” Diggs said. “As soon as you come down [the field the trainers are] like, ‘Do you need a coat?’ And you just say, ‘No, get away from me.’ But they’re still there for me, so I feel like everything will be fine. … I’m not complaining too much and I played one of the coldest games in history, like when we played the playoffs against Seattle at Minnesota Gophers Stadium. It was like something negative. So it’s not nothing. I’ll be fine.”



Bills vs Patriots weather updates: Single-digit temperatures, wind forecast for NFL playoff game

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