When we think of weather and its impact on NFL games, we often picture teams grinding out yards in snowstorms while the ball slips and slides around. The winter has a huge impact on games, and often changes the game planning that teams undergo each week. But even in September, the weather can have an impact on NFL teams. Welcome to your Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals weather report, the very first one of the regular season!
Sunday afternoon at M&T Stadium looks to be a fairly pleasant day for football. It will be a bit warm with some humidity, which could be a concern for players seeing their first real action of the season. Often teams are a bit sloppy on the field the first week, and not quite in peak condition. We could very likely see some cramping going on, along with a whole lot of beverages being passed around.
Kickoff time: 1:00 pm
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Kickoff temp: 77 degrees
Wind: N at 9 mph
Heat index: 80 degrees
Thankfully, it will be a little cooler than Saturday, when temps are expected to reach the low 90′s. There is also an 80% chance of thunderstorms Saturday. The early prognosis is that Sunday’s game should be pretty dry, which is great for two teams that have seen their fair share of injuries lately.
We don’t anticipate weather conditions making much of an impact on game planning this week. Expect to see a healthy dose of the run game from both teams as they look to dominate time of possession. The Bengals were a pass heavy team last season, but are undergoing a change of philosophy, as are the Ravens. Both will look to run the ball to set up the pass in this week’s matchup.
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