San Francisco Weather Forecast Unlikely to Slow Down Offenses in 49ers vs Vikings NFC Divisional Round Matchup

Tristan Jung
Jimmy Garoppolo prepares to throw a pass against the Seahawks.
Jimmy Garoppolo prepares to throw a pass against the Seahawks. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images
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Saturday's NFL Divisional Round Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. San Francisco has had rainy or foggy conditions in playoff games before, but this Saturday's weather looks great for football.

Right now, the forecast calls for a partly cloudy day with a temperature of around 54 degrees and 15 mph winds around kickoff. The conditions should stay relatively similar throughout the game.

Good weather should be a boon for both teams' passing offenses, yet the 49ers might be in a slightly better position to take advantage.

The 49ers have built a dynamic passing attack behind Jimmy Garoppolo, Deebo Samuel, Emmanuel Sanders and George Kittle. Garoppolo, who is averaging 29.8 pass attempts and 248.6 yards per game, will likely be thankful for the clear weather for his first career playoff start.

Similarly, Kirk Cousins has broken out in a big way over the last few months, averaging a career-high 8.7 adjusted yards per attempt (AY/A) for the season, and the current forecast suggests the weather won't impact his performance much.

This weather does seem favorable for both offenses, but the 49ers and Vikings are both top-seven defenses by Football Outsiders' DVOA metric, so it could still be a relatively low-scoring affair.


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