It's December. It's cold and snowy in much of the country. This is not a new concept.
However, my brilliant bosses in Los Angeles react to precipitation like a puppy reacts to the electric can opener. (Insert joke about L.A. drivers in the rain here.)
Many games will be affected by Mother Nature. Let's take a quick look at the bad weather:
Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Redskins: It will be 29 degrees with a wintry mix of ice and snow throughout the contest. Winds will be around 7 mph at FedEx Field. Coaches are worried about how the conditions could impact the game plan.
Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals: 27 degrees, but it will feel like 15 degrees. A mix of snow and rain are expected throughout the game with winds gusting from the east at 6 mph.
Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots: It will be cold in Foxboro (30 degrees), but no precipitation is expected.
Oakland Raiders at New York Jets: It will be around 33 degrees most of the game. There is a chance we will see snow flurries near the end of the game at MetLife Stadium.
Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens: Around 30 degrees at kickoff with winds around 6 mph. Someone already is pumped:
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers: It will be a lukewarm 45 degrees at Candlestick Park, but winds at 8-plus mph could affect play.