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NFL divisional playoffs: Frigid conditions in store for AFC matchup in New England

By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather staff writer
January 13, 2019, 11:04:51 AM EST


The second round of the NFL's postseason will get underway this weekend, with four games taking place across the country and dealing with various weather conditions.

Three of the four games will take place outdoors, while only one, the Sunday evening game between the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints, will take place in a dome.

Here is a detailed look at the forecasts for this weekend's games as the playoff field gets cuts in half from eight teams to four.

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Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots - 1:05 p.m. EST Sunday

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A bitterly cold and dry afternoon is forecast in Foxborough, Massachusetts, as the Chargers and Patriots play to secure a berth in next week's AFC title game.

"Temperatures will start in the teens and lower 20s F during the morning hours for pregame tailgates," AccuWeather Meteorologist Renee Duff said. "Temperatures will rise to only around 26 F for kickoff and will hover around this mark throughout the game."

AccuWeather meteorologists expect a snowstorm moving through the mid-Atlantic on Sunday to stay well south of the area.

Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints - 4:40 p.m. EST Sunday

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Eagles and Saints fans spending time outdoors before heading into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will experience cool, dry weather.

A mostly sunny sky will prevail throughout the day with temperatures hovering in the middle 50s F throughout the afternoon and evening. Fans may want to bring a jacket with them for when they travel home after the game.

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