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NFL Week 12: Blustery winds to impact Northeast matchups; Rain to fall in Northern California

By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather staff writer
November 26, 2017, 10:25:30 AM EST

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The NFL season is headed into the homestretch, and while temperatures are plummeting in some parts of the country, the competition on the field is heating up.

While several crucial matchups are scheduled for this weekend, including the game between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles, the weather should not interfere with many of the games.

Here are the forecasts for the Sunday and Monday games of Week 12:

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons - 1 p.m. EST

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Less than a week after the demolition of the Georgia Dome, the old Atlanta Falcons stadium, the Buccaneers will go up against the Falcons at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.

Sunday afternoon will feature plenty of sunshine with temperatures rising through the 40s during the morning.

Fans will be comfortable during the game as the stadium is enclosed, but they will need to dress in layers for pregame tailgates. With a chilly breeze, the AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures early will be in the middle to upper 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals - 1 p.m. EST

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The Sunday afternoon divisional matchup at Paul Brown Stadium will be chilly for fans. The Browns and Bengals will kickoff in the middle 40s.

The wind will blow toward the northeast side of Paul Brown Stadium at 6-12 mph during the game.

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts - 1 p.m. EST


The roof is likely to be closed at the Lucas Oil Stadium over the Titans and Colts due to chilly conditions Sunday afternoon.

The kickoff temperature will be in the middle 40s and will rise only a few degrees by the end of the game.

Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs - 1 p.m. EST


The Bills will visit the Chiefs this Sunday afternoon as both teams look to recover from tough Week 11 losses.

Chilly morning air will moderate in time for kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium. Temperatures will rise into the upper 50s by the start of the game and will reach a high in the lower 60s during the second half.

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots - 1 p.m. EST

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The Dolphins will head to Foxborough for a divisional match up with the Patriots this week.

There will be a mixture of clouds and sunshine throughout the day with temperatures rising through 40s to near 50 prior to kickoff.

However, colder air will move in throughout the game, and temperatures will fall into the lower 40s by the time fans exit the stadium.

Winds will be blustery from the west-northwest at 15-25 mph with locally higher gusts. This wind may be strong enough to impact at least the kicking game.

Carolina Panthers at New York Jets - 1 p.m. EST

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A chilly, but dry day is in store as the Panthers head north to take on the Jets.

As colder air moves in for the afternoon, temperatures will fall toward the middle 40s by the end of the game with RealFeel temperatures in the 30s.

Brisk winds up to 25 mph will gust at times, which may impact kicking and passing game headed toward the northern end zone.

Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles - 1 p.m. EST

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It will be dry, but chilly day in Philadelphia as the Eagles host the Bears.

There will be times of clouds and sunshine with a kickoff temperature in the middle to upper 40s.

Fans will want to be sure to bring a jacket, however, as the wind will hold RealFeel temperatures to the lower and middle 40s for much of game.

Winds will blow at around 10-20 mph and toward the east side of the stadium, potentially impacting the kicking game.

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Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers - 4:05 p.m. EST

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A mild, cloudy and damp day is in store as the 49ers host the Seahawks.

Temperatures will be in the 60s throughout the day with a kickoff temperature around 65.

There will be a few showers around for the game, which could make the field and ball slippery at times. Fans will want to bring rain jackets and ponchos in order to stay dry. Winds will generally blow toward the north end zone at 10-18 mph, which could impact the kicking game.

Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders - 4:25 p.m. EST

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It will be cloudy and mild in Oakland as the Raiders host the Broncos this week.

Temperatures will be in the 60s throughout the day with a kickoff temperature around 63.

There will be a few showers around for the game, which could make the field and ball slippery at times. Fans will want to bring rain jackets and ponchos in order to stay dry during pregame tailgates and the game. The wind will blow across the field at 8-16 mph.

New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams - 4:25 p.m. EST

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The record heat that baked the Los Angeles region during the week of Thanksgiving will diminish in time for the Saints-Rams game.

Temperatures will still be about 5 degrees Fahrenheit above average, climbing into mid-70s by kickoff.

RealFeel temperatures could hit the lower 80s around midday. There will be sunshine with only a few clouds around.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Arizona Cardinals - 4:25 p.m. EST

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Very warm conditions in Glendale will likely keep the roof closed when the Jaguars visit the Cardinals on Sunday.

By kickoff, the high will rise to the 85-degree Fahrenheit mark. No rain is expected.

Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers - 8:30 p.m. EST

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Fans will need to bundle up for the Sunday night matchup in Pittsburgh between the Packers and Steelers.

The kickoff temperature near 39 will fall to the middle 30s by the end of the game. RealFeel temperatures may drop into the 20s.

Temperatures will be in the 30s throughout the afternoon for tailgates as some sunshine returns. Winds will be from the west at 6 -12 mph and should not impact play.

Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens - 8:30 p.m. EST

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A mainly clear, cool night is in store as Monday night football heads to Baltimore for the Texans-Ravens game.

A kickoff temperature near 47 degrees Fahrenheit will fall to 44 by the end of the game. Most fans will need to bring along a jacket to stay comfortable. The weather will stay dry.

Tailgates in the afternoon will take place under plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the lower 50s.

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