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Bears and Packers NFC Championship Weather Forecast!
Jan 17, 2011
The Chicago Bears will be hosting the Green Bay Packers this Sunday (2:00 P.M. Central) at Soldier Field. It will be the 2nd time in history that these two teams have met in a deciding league championship game. The last time this occurred was in 1941 as the Bears beat the Packers 33-14. The outcome of the game this weekend will be highly dependent on the weather conditions. Soldier Field has had a history of producing uncomfortable weather conditions during the winter season. Of recent memory was during the 2007 season where Chicago destroyed Green Bay 35-7. Wind gusts were blowing over 40 mph throughout causing headaches for both teams.
Aaron Rodger's high powered offense may be tempered somewhat due to the weather conditions expected on Sunday. His team may have to rely on the running game which is their weakest link. If that is the case, Cutler's crew will have a good advantage at stopping the run. The team has already been accustomed to playing outside in the cold against the Seahawks while the green and gold were cozy in the Georgia dome defeating the Falcons 48-21.
Green Bay Advantage:
The Packers greatest strength is their offensive passing game. The wind will need to be below 20 mph in order for Rodgers to throw accurate passes. If the conditions are similiar to the game in 2007, the Wisconsin fans will be nervous. No one can dispute that the Packers are the hottest team in the NFL with the huge momentum. This all leads to the question of what's the forecast shaping up to be for Sunday?
Snow and Cold For the Game?
There has been talk of a major arctic chill diving southeast out of Canada to invade most of the Upper Midwest including Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago. The latest computer models now have backed off on the amount of cold air expected to affect the region. Game time highs are expected to be in the Upper Teens to Lower 20's. The chance of snow is somewhat too far out to predict at this time as I will update throughout the week on this blog. There does appear to be a chance of light snow, but nothing major at this moment.
The score of the game will be highly dependent on the weather. It appears it won't be too cold, but there will be a chance of light snow. If the temperatures are higher than predicted with snow and wind not being a factor, I believe the Pack will beat the Bears. If the conditions are worse, Green Bay will not be able to utilize their passing game which will be their downfall as the Bears defensive scheme will be too strong and therefor prevent the Packers to move on to the Super Bowl.
Packers 24 Bears 21