A quick weather update from the Around The League meteorology team.
(Note: We're actually leaning on Weather.com, but just be cool and roll with it.)
A tarp was kept on the field as rain fell overnight. The crew at CenturyLink Field used tractors to anchor the goal posts.
FACT: Due to the intense 50 MPH winds, the CenturyLink Field posts are being held upright by the force of a tractor. pic.twitter.com/nrikkgwHxoâ Mick Gledhill (@TheGameCaller) January 11, 2014
Things aren't much better in Foxborough, where the chance of precipitation for the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff between the Patriots and Colts stood at 100 percent this morning. Wind also will be an issue, with gusts up to 22 mph. Unseasonably warm tempertures hovering around 50 degrees will keep snowfall away.
NFL Media's Kimberly Jones is already on the soggy scene.
Chance of rain at Foxboro is 100 percent. Which sounds about right. pic.twitter.com/uRjapJ0eGpâ Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) January 11, 2014
Two of the biggest games of the season will have weather conditions that could impact the action.