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NFL Playoffs: Freezing temperatures expected for Saints vs. Eagles


It’s been said the New Orleans Saints can’t play outside of a dome.

They’ll have the opportunity to prove the doubters wrong on Saturday night when the are hosted by the Philadelphia Eagles in an NFC Wild Card matchup that is expected to be played in biting cold conditions.

According to Weather.com, the Saints and Eagles will kickoff in mid-to-low 20 degree temperatures – though thankfully it’s not expected that the temperatures will dip much as the game and evening progress.

Unlike Sunday’s AFC matchup between the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals, there is no precipitation/snow expected for the Saints-Eagles game which should benefit both Drew Brees and Nick Foles.

Weather.com also states that winds are expected to be extremely light – no more than 3 or 4 MPH, so both passing attacks should be unaffected by the cold, but dry weather conditions.

Had the game been scheduled for Sunday however, there would have been snow in the forecast so it appears the Saints and Eagles dodged a bullet in regards to the weather conditions.

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