NFL Weather Report: Medium Winds, Light Showers In Some Week 1 Forecasts
Each week, the NFL weather reports loom as potential game-changers. Ignore it at your detriment, as it can help you find a winning bet or avoid a losing one. While it’s typically more of a story later in the season once cold and snow start to hit, even early in the year, wind and heat can affect things.
Week 1 looks like it should be a pretty clean one, for the most part. There are a few games likely to feature medium-strength winds and/or contain a minority chance of thunderstorms. Don’t expect much weather-related market movement at all.
Keep in mind these forecasts are always subject to change. Monitor potentially impactful situations as the week goes on to see how forecasts evolve.
Cincinnati Bengals At Cleveland Browns
Cleveland is another city known to host some highly windy affairs. This doesn’t look like that, exactly, but we could see some of the highest winds of the week here, high enough to have some effect.
In combination with the chance of some showers, offenses could have a tougher time here than they would in clearer conditions. Marquee receivers on both sides have not been immune to the dropsies.
However, a fair amount of scoring is currently expected with a total of .
NFL Weather: 71 F, 35% chance of precipitation, winds 10 to 15 mph
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Green Bay Packers At Chicago Bears
The Windy City is known to bring down the effectiveness of teams’ passing attacks pretty frequently due to strong lake winds. However, things look pretty mild for Week 1, albeit with some chance of windy conditions.
That could be especially notable given the QBs involved here. Neither have been known for pinpoint accuracy thus far in their young careers. In fact, if anything, Justin Fields has found himself sailing some throws into enemy hands at multiple points.
Note that this total has come down since peaking at 44.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook.
NFL Weather: 73 F, 5% chance of precipitation, 5 to 10 mph winds
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Arizona Cardinals At Washington Commanders
Washington looks likely to see some rain at some point, with “scattered showers” potentially turning into thunderstorms during the afternoon. Whether that occurs during or after this game (part of the early slate) is anyone’s guess.
Combining that sort of weather with two QBs who have limited to no experience (if Clayton Tune does start for Arizona), we may see real struggles from two offenses poorly regarded on a good day.
NFL Weather: 83 F, 58% chance of precipitation, winds 5 to 10 mph
Houston Texans At Baltimore Ravens
As Baltimore plays barely a few Patrick Mahomes throws away from Washington (OK, not quite but still close), they sport an almost identical forecast.
With new Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken expected to favor a more pass-heavy attack, the Ravens might not perform as well as they would have if utilizing their old rushing-centric one.
NFL Weather: 86 F, 60% chance of precipitation, winds 5 to 10 mph
Las Vegas Raiders At Denver Broncos
Denver is forecast to receive “scattered thunderstorms developing early in the afternoon.” That coincides with the afternoon start time of this game. The Mile High City always presents a challenging environment for the road team, and this may only add to Las Vegas’ adjustment.
NFL Weather: 80 F, 40% chance of precipitation, winds 5 to 10 mph
Philadelphia Eagles At New England Patriots
It’s much the same story in New England. The game should see some showers, but they don’t look particularly strong. Winds don’t look to be a major factor.
Both of these teams favor a more run-centric style of offense. Philadelphia in particular could thrive in wet conditions, given they had the league’s best ground game a year ago. The total has been on the move downward, going from 46 to as low as 44 at DK Sportsbook before ticking back up half a point.
NFL Weather: 80 F, 60% chance of precipitation, winds 5 to 10 mph