Green Bay Weather Forecast Could Significantly Impact Seahawks vs Packers NFC Divisional Round Game

Mike Esposito
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers drops back to pas against the Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers drops back to pas against the Chicago Bears / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks will continue their quest for a Super Bowl title when they head Lambeau Field in Green Bay to take on Packers in an NFL Divisional Round playoff showdown. Sitting on the shore of Lake Michigan, Green Bay is one the coldest cities in the country come winter and, based on Sunday night's forecast, attendees may want to wear a few extra layers to the game.

Packers vs Seahawks Weather

The Packers will play hosts for what is likely to be the coldest game on the Divisional Round slate, as the initial forecast is calling for temperatures in the low 20s. The temperature was still sitting in the high-teens on Sunday morning, and with the wind chill the forecast calls for it to feel no warmer than 19 degrees through most of the game.

The Packers are no strangers to cold-weather games at their notoriously frigid home field, but the Seahawks' home field tends to bring more temperate conditions, even in the postseason. Seattle is 8-1 on the road this year, though, so they don't necessarily suffer away from friendly soil. This weather could be a hindrance for kickers on both sides, though, as a harder, cold ball is typically much tougher to kick.

With an opening over/under of 46 points on FanDuel Sportsbook, it'll be interesting to see how the line changes as the week progresses, as it's a common thought that colder temperatures equate to a lower the score. However, cold conditions may not be much of a concern in a game that features two MVP-caliber quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.

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