The Cincinnati Bengals will look to keep their momentum rolling against the Las Vegas Raiders in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. The weather in Cincinnati for Saturday could end up making an impact on the game given the freezing temperatures and possible rain expected in the area.
Cincinnati Weather Saturday
As of Thursday, Saturday's forecast from Weather.com points to temperatures staying steady around 31 degrees. Wind gusts are projected to be around 11 mph and there is also a slight chance of precipitation.
Raiders vs Bengals Weather
This looks like it could be an advantage for the Bengals right off the bat. This is a team that is used to playing in tough conditions and is battle-tested every week in practice. Meanwhile, the Raiders have yet to play a game in under 40-degree weather this season and spend most of their time in domes.
Any sort of precipitation is sure to cause some slippery conditions on the turf at Paul Brown Stadium. It may force both teams to lean on their rushing attack. That could become an issue considering both Las Vegas and Cincinnati rank among the bottom 10 NFL teams in terms of rushing yards per carry.
This game has no shortage of storylines as quarterbacks Derek Carr and Joe Burrow will be making their first NFL playoff starts. Cincinnati's home-field advantage should come into play in a game they enter as 4.5 -point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 49 points.
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