NFL Week 15 Will Have More of the Same Cold, Snow

December 18, 2010; 9:40 AM
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TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will host the first Vikings outdoor home game in 29 years. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

As the NFL enters the bulk of Week 15 games this Sunday, it will be more of the same cold and snowy conditions for several games on the East Coast.

This Sunday's games also follow equally cold conditions for some of the first NCAA Bowls.

As frigidly cold air funnels into the northern and eastern half of the country and fuels what could be considerable snowfall for parts of New England, players, fans and fantasy football owners alike will be affected by the wintry conditions.

Snow is also expected in the Upper Midwest early next week, as an Alberta clipper will sweep through the region.

Here is a rundown of the games most likely to be affected during Week 15:

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants: 1 p.m. EST

This game will likely be affected by the bitter cold more than the snow, as only light snow flurries are expected. The kickoff temperature will be 36 degrees with a RealFeel® temperature of 28.

Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots: 8:20 p.m. EST

This game could be what Winter Weather Expert Meteorologist Joe Bastardi called a "Tom Brady Special," referring to last week's blizzard conditions when the Patriots routed the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

While it likely won't have blizzard conditions, the game in Foxboro, Mass., will still be plenty cold with a chance of snow showers.

Kickoff temperature will be around the freezing mark, with a RealFeel® around 28 degrees.

Monday Night: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: 8:30 p.m. EST

With the inflatable roof of the Metrodome still damaged, this game will be played in the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, marking the first time in 29 years the Vikings play a home game outdoors.

Fittingly, this historical game will be frigid, with 16 degrees expected at kickoff. Snow, or perhaps just flurries, is also likely during the game.

For more information on this Monday's game, check out the story written by Meteorologist Heather Buchman.

Be sure to check back with as we continue to monitor weather conditions for the rest of the NFL season.


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