NFL Games May Be "Ice Bowls" This Sunday

By: Accuweather
By: Accuweather
As the first potential major winter storm of the season looms for the Midwest and Northeast, NFL games played in these areas Sunday could be marked by messy, wintry conditions.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) throws for one of his three touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Philadelphia. The Eagles won, 31-17.

As the first potential major winter storm of the season looms for the Midwest and Northeast, NFL games played in these areas Sunday could be marked by messy, wintry conditions.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are forecasting that the storm will affect the Great Lakes, parts of the Midwest, and central Appalachians this weekend.

Measurable snow and/or a wintry mix will fall from the Upper Midwest through the Northeast during this time.

Major cities in the Midwest will get the brunt of the cold associated with the storm, including Chicago and Detroit, who both play afternoon football games Sunday.

Fortunately for the Packers and Lions, their game will be played in the domed Ford Field. The same goes for the Giants/Vikings game, which will take place at the Metrodome. However, tailgaters for these two games will still endure some pretty chilly conditions.

Cities along the I-95 corridor will have rain Sunday. These include the Redskins/Buccaneers and Dolphins/Jets games.


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