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Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri will be the scene for Saturday's NFL Divisional-Round playoff game
And then Wednesday's forecast happened.
Weather for Colts/Chiefs game Saturday afternoon:— Amanda Guerra (@AmandaGuerraTX) January 9, 2019
Rain/snow likely before noon, then a chance of drizzle and snow between noon and 5pm, then a chance of snow after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 60%. pic.twitter.com/v2NTRayhbN
In what is supposed to be a matchup between two of the best offenses in the NFL, specifically teams that love to throw the ball, there's a chance of an inconvenient snow/rain mix falling down upon Arrowhead Stadium.
While it's not immediately known exactly how much will fall, the total has not been affected in a negative manner. In fact, it's just the opposite, as the total opened at 52.5 but since risen all the way up to 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The kicking game is also something that could be affected, as neither kicker was particularly great this season. Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker ranked 12th in FG made percentage (88.9%) and 21st in XP made percentage (94.2%), while Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri ranked 18th in FG made percentage (85.2%) and 23rd in XP made percentage (93.6%)
“It affects (the kicking game) probably more so than anybody." — Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub on the possibility of snow in Kansas City for Saturday’s playoff game against the Colts.— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) January 9, 2019
One of the biggest things that could be altered is the tempo of play, as the Colts rank second in situation-neutral pace and the Chiefs rank sixth. If the inclement weather does fall, both sides may have to slow it down a bit as they try and regain their composure.
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