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Buffalo Weather Saturday Night Could Have Major Impact on Patriots vs Bills Wild Card Game

Larry Rupp
Buffalo weather for AFC Wild Card game could impact Patriots vs Bills with freezing temperatures and wind gusts.
Buffalo weather for AFC Wild Card game could impact Patriots vs Bills with freezing temperatures and wind gusts. / Timothy T Ludwig/GettyImages
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The New England Patriots will travel to take on the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs on Saturday night. It'll be their second time this season playing in Highmark Stadium in what is projected to be downright nasty weather conditions involving single-digit temperatures.

Buffalo Weather Saturday Night

As of Thursday morning, Saturday night's forecast from Weather.com points to the temperature reaching as low as just 5 degrees. It is expected to be a cloudy night with wind gusts around 11 mph.

Patriots vs Bills Weather

The forecast also calls for a slight chance of precipitation that could fall on and off throughout the day. With the game set to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET, the players out on the field are going to have no way of getting out of the bitter cold.

Of course, NFL fans know all too well what happened the last time these two teams met in Buffalo. The Patriots threw the ball just three times due to heavy winds and racked up 222 yards on the ground. New England escaped with a 14-10 win, but then fell to the Bills at home in Week 16.

Fortunately, the wind may not be a huge factor in this one. Passing and kicking is not going to be nearly as hard to accomplish as it was in Week 13. The over/under for this playoff contest has stayed pretty steady at 44 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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