NFL Weather Report Week 8: Rainy Season In Seattle

Written By Evan Scrimshaw on October 27, 2022
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With seven weeks of the NFL season in the books, at least one game is currently projected to be hit by rain. There’s also an important lesson to be learned in the Week 8 NFL weather report, in what does and doesn’t actually matter when it comes to rain during football games.

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Not All Rain Is Created Equal

One of the big mistakes people make about rain is that any precipitation is bad for offense. It can be very bad for offenses, but it’s not always clear cut.

49ers at Bears from Week 1 is what people think of when they think of a rain game – the offenses can’t get into any rhythm, the passing game gets shut down, and the game becomes unlikely to score many points. That’s an outcome, but not all rain is like that.

On Monday Night in New England, there was light rain for most of the game, but the two main effects were to make it easier for running backs and receivers to create separation, and increase fumbles. Yes, turnovers can take away likely scoring drives, but it can also create short fields, increasing offense.

With that, let’s get to the one game impacted in the Week 8 NFL weather report.

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New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks

The Pacific North West strikes again, with the Seahawks stadium likely going to be rained on all day, and possibly even during the game.

With a 27% chance of rain during the game, a 53F game time temperature, and 10 MPH winds at kickoff, Seattle is looking primed for a classic bad weather Seattle day. If the stadium is wet and soggy, the field won’t be dry even if the rain does stop during the game.

If the game isn’t wet during it, then a lot of the likelihood of increased turnovers goes away. That said, a wet turf could still give Kenneth Walker and Saquon Barkley easier separation and increase the chances one or both of them break a big play or two.

The total on this game at DraftKings Sportsbook was only 43 on the look-ahead line before spiking to 46.5 early this week. It was back down to 44.5, as of Thursday morning. It currently sits at .

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