NFL Weather Report For Week 8: First Snow Of Season In Denver?
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. NFL Week 8 odds feature weather that’s pretty calm for the most part across a board filled with outdoor contests, but bettors may be handicapping the first snow game of the young season.
Week 7 saw the high-flying Lions notably slowed by windy conditions, while the Commanders and Giants also played in a low-scoring rock fight outdoors in less-than-ideal weather.
Keep in mind these forecasts are always subject to change. Monitor potentially impactful situations as the week progresses to see how forecasts evolve.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers At Buffalo Bills
This one could be nothing, as early forecasts don’t have the winds too terribly high. But if some rain winds up getting mixed in, that could be the swing point where these offenses start to feel some effects. Both QBs in this game have had difficulty getting the ball downfield at times this year.
Perhaps sharps don’t expect anything too rough, though, as the total initially dipped to 40.5 on reopening at DraftKings Sportsbook before over money hammered the number upward.
NFL Weather: 61 F, 22% chance of precipitation, winds 10 to 15 mph
Jacksonville Jaguars At Pittsburgh Steelers
Rainy conditions are on tap in Pittsburgh, which should fit well with how the home team wants to play: a low-scoring environment where the offense is careful and puts a few scoring drives together for a narrow win. Note also that ball security has been an issue at times for Jags QB Trevor Lawrence, whose six fumbles place him among the league leaders. A slick football may exacerbate this issue.
NFL Weather: 67 F, 53% chance of precipitation, 5 to 10 mph winds
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New England Patriots At Miami Dolphins
Winds in Miami are forecast around 17 mph, on the high end of the estimated range and certainly past where we frequently see offenses start to feel the effects. Bettors may find themselves tempted by Patriots odds if conditions favor more rushing, but keep in mind Miami has crushed it at times running the ball this year, and Tua Tagovailoa exceeded 8 YPA in the teams’ first meeting despite only one pass completion going for more than 25 yards.
NFL Weather: 83 F, 24% chance of precipitation, winds 10 to 20 mph
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Both offenses hobble in after starting the season reasonably strong, and they may face rainy conditions in Wisconsin. Bettors should keep an eye on this one when the hourly forecast starts to come into focus, as the current one calls for “showers early” that start to decline later in the day.
The total has decreased from 43.5 to 42 in early DK Sportsbook action.
NFL Weather: 46 F, 47% chance of precipitation, winds 5 to 10 mph
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
Snow often hits the Denver area earlier than in the rest of the country, thanks to the mountainous terrain, and it appears NFL weather for 2023 will follow suit. Denver’s solid rushing attack matches up with a weaker KC run defense, which may benefit the Broncos’ odds here if the snow does indeed hinder passing games; not always a given if the wind remains calm. Keep in mind the forecast has highs above freezing, but since this is part of the afternoon slate, the temperatures seem likely to hit freezing during the latter portion of the game.
NFL Weather: 35 F, 42% chance of precipitation, winds 5 to 10 mph
Cincinnati Bengals At San Francisco 49ers
This game likely won’t see too much weather, but the forecast shows medium-strength winds of about 12 mph. That could be a concern, especially regarding Bengals odds, given the difficulty Joe Burrow has had getting the ball downfield. However, it’s anyone’s guess how much healthier he looks after the bye.
NFL Weather: 60 F, 21% chance of precipitation, winds 10 to 15 mph
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