NFL Weather Report For Week 14: High Winds In Bears & Browns Games
Each week, the NFL weather reports loom as potential game-changers. Ignore them to your detriment, as they can help you find a winning bet or avoid losing one. Particularly with the calendar now hitting December, cold, wind and snow could affect outdoor games in most parts of the country. When looking at NFL Week 14 odds, the East Coast is set to get some rain, while windy and cold conditions are concerns in Cleveland and Chicago.
Week 13 had a rain in the possible forecast everywhere, plus some snow in Green Bay. That last part didn’t really end up coming to fruition, although the rain may have affected some low-scoring contests in New York (21 points) and New England (six points).
Keep in mind these forecasts are always subject to change. Monitor potentially impactful situations as the week progresses to see how forecasts evolve.
Jacksonville Jaguars At Cleveland Browns
Cleveland probably hosts some of the worst weather in the business, and this game looks like it could be one of the worst of the year if the early wind predictions come true. Anything over 15 mph is generally expected to affect offenses significantly, and this one could see upwards of 30 mph. Add in some rain, and bettors have a textbook case of likely offense suppression.
That could perhaps explain the total already dropping from 38 to 36.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
NFL Weather: 50 F, 58% chance of precipitation, winds 20 to 30 mph
Sunday Morning Update: 40 F, 2% chance of precipitation, winds 13 mph
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
The situation looks much the same in Chicago. High winds with rain and the chance of some snow depending on how the temperatures shake out. Accumulation isn’t expected (“less than one inch”), but the wind figures to do the brunt of the damage to the offenses anyway. Given Jared Goff’s well-chronicled struggles in bad weather, that would seem to favor Chicago.
Like the prior game, this one has received monster under action. In this case, the steam has come in even harder, dropping the number from 45.5 to 41.5.
NFL Weather: 37 F, 58% chance of precipitation, winds 20 to 30 mph
Sunday Morning Update: 36 F, 4% chance of precipitation, winds 12 mph
Houston Texans At New York Jets
New York looks like it will see some more bad weather this weekend, with rain and medium-strength winds in the forecast. A Jets offense that’s having a tough enough time scoring in good conditions will deal with some troublesome weather while trying to decide who will even start at QB.
Again, under action has poured in: 37.5 to 34.5. With the Jets posting historically awful offensive outputs, that will likely continue regardless of the weather.
NFL Weather: 57 F, 21% chance of precipitation, winds 6 mph
Sunday Morning Update: TBD
L.A. Rams At Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore’s weather looks to be right along the same lines as that of New York. Rainy, but at least it’s warmer and the wind is only expected to hit at medium-strength. Any weather that hits and limits passing offenses figures to tilt the field in the direction of the Ravens. They bring the stronger running game to bear against a vulnerable Rams run defense.
The total has dropped from 44.5 to 43 in the early going.
NFL Weather: 59 F, 58% chance of precipitation, winds 10 to 20 mph
Sunday Morning Update: 59 F, 89% chance of precipitation, winds 7 mph
Indianapolis Colts At Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati has a similar forecast. Crucially, the winds are expected to be on the higher end of the projected range, with 17 mph the posted number. Two backup QBs without strong arms meet in this one, creating a possible recipe for even more of an effect than the conditions would say.
However, following the Colts’ offensive outburst against the Titans, this game hasn’t received the blanket under action of the others here.
NFL Weather: 49 F, 58% chance of precipitation, winds 10 to 20 mph
Sunday Morning Update: 39 F, 1% chance of precipitation, winds 9 mph
Tennessee Titans At Miami Dolphins
Unlike the other rainy games, Miami has “scattered thunderstorms,” so there’s a chance viewers and players will have to deal with some delays. However, the forecast does note that the storms should be heaviest overnight, so perhaps they’ll miss the Monday night kickoff. The winds, however, are on the high end of the range at 10 mph.
NFL Weather: 66 F, 40% chance of precipitation, winds 5 to 10 mph
Sunday Morning Update: 68 F, 4% chance of precipitation, winds 13 mph
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