It was 13 levels at kickoff for New England’s sport in opposition to the New York Jets, and the Patriots needed to verify their guests knew it.
A thermometer was hung within the Jets’ tunnel on Sunday. New York gamers filed previous on their solution to and from the sphere earlier than the sport.
It was the coldest regular-season residence sport in Patriots historical past. They’d a playoff sport that was colder. It was four levels with a wind chill that made it really feel like minus-10 for a divisional sport in opposition to the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 10, 2004.
There have been different frigid Week 17 begins as properly.
It was 11 levels in Pittsburgh, the place the winless Cleveland Browns have been visiting.
The kickoff temperature was 16 levels in New Jersey for the New York Giants’ residence sport in opposition to Washington. It was the coldest sport for the Redskins because it was four levels in a divisional playoff win over Chicago on Jan. 10, 1988.
It was 19 levels with a wind chill of three in Philadelphia, with Dallas visiting.
And all this occurred on the 50th anniversary of the Ice Bowl in Inexperienced Bay. That game-time temperature was 15 under, with wind chill in immediately’s calculations at minus-48. The Packers beat the Cowboys 21-17 to earn a spot within the second Tremendous Bowl.