- Apr 19, 2005
The NFL just announced that both teams will have to deal with the same weather and the same playing field.
The Green Bay Packers are 7-6 in their last 13 home playoff games. These are not your grandfather's Packers.Maybe he has bad luck against the 9ers but I really don't see the Packers losing in a frigid Lambeau Field. I would laugh though because I'm no Packers fan.
Have to look up Green Bay's run defense?If anything, cold might be a disadvantage for the passing game. San Fran prefers to run if they can anyway.
This is conventional thinking, but less relevant in the passing heavy era we play in today. The footballs are kept climate-controlled to Tom Brady's exact specifications. Skill players keep their hands warm, and there's heat on the sidelines as well. Lambeau Field doesn't freeze anymore like the infamous Ice Bowl.If anything, cold might be a disadvantage for the passing game. San Fran prefers to run if they can anyway.
The 9ers lately have actually been a VERY good cold weather team in the playoffs. I remember Kaepernick and company wearing short sleeves and laughing about the cold after absolutely demolishing the pack at Lambeau. Will have to see if the current crew can maintain a similar mentality.
Good I hope they lose to the Niners this timeFrom the NFL subreddit:
This is the 5th time the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs have met in the playoffs. The winner of the 4 previous matches has went on to lose the Super Bowl.
20-21 AFC Championship - Chiefs win and lose Super Bowl to Tampa
93-94 AFC Championship - Bills win and lose Super Bowl to Dallas
91-92 Divisional Round - Bills win and lose Super Bowl to Washington
66-67 AFL Championship - Chiefs win and lose Super Bowl to Green Bay