NFL Weather Report: Potential Rain In Forecast Week 3 For Patriots at Jets

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Written By Evan Scrimshaw | Last Updated
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Weather is one of the more important parts of figuring out how to bet on the NFL. After Week 1 where weather played more than a little impact, Week 2 was mostly spared from bad weather games. Potentially related, Overs went 12-2 in Week 2 before the Monday Night Football doubleheader. Week 3 has two distinct groups of potentially affected games. There are two games with serious risks of rain and a few more where the wind will come into play.

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New England Patriots At New York Jets

Into a battle of two of the more uninspiring offenses, we can toss in some rain. With rain forecast for the entirety of the game, two quarterbacks already prone to interceptions will face even more challenges. The rain and wind will likely see much more running than you’d already projected, which will kill more and more of the clock.

We saw how Zach Wilson managed ball control in pristine conditions in Dallas. Even if he’s unlikely to throw interceptions on 3 straight drives again, his liability status only goes up in the rain. On the other side of the ball, New England will likely see the rain as a chance to avoid the Jets elite secondary when possible.

NFL Weather: 67F at kickoff with 12MPH winds and light rain that may strengthen throughout the game.

Indianapolis Colts At Baltimore Ravens

Betting this game will depend a lot on the health of Anthony Richardson. Given the uncertainty in his recovery from a concussion, what the Colts will look like in Week 3 is unclear. What we do know is the Colts will be at an even bigger disadvantage than usual if he’s gone because of the weather.

Baltimore is forecast to be wet on Sunday, with rain receding throughout the game. The Ravens offense should be fine, if not excel. The ability of a wet field to allow runners to get separation will play well to the option game, and Todd Monken can design plays to get Zay Flowers the ball in space even with reduced throws.

If Indianapolis has to rely on Gardner Minshew, a more traditional QB, in the rain, Indy’s in trouble. But if Richardson is back, the ability for Indy to run a more college-style option offense would help in the wet.

NFL Weather: 66F with 6MPH winds at kickoff, and rain lessening throughout the game.

Tennessee Titans At Cleveland Browns

Winds in Cleveland will certainly be news to the good for the visiting Titans. With how Deshaun Watson has looked throwing the ball downfield, winds will only make that task more arduous. For the Titans, who would prefer to run Derrick Henry all game long, they’ll be less affected. Coming off a game where the rain and wind came at the end, they’ll be ready for it.

NFL Weather: 71F with 12MPH winds at kickoff.

New Orleans Saints At Green Bay Packers

New Orleans is lucky they’re coming to Lambeau early in the season, but they’ll still suffer a little bit from weather-related issues. Medium wind could limit Derek Carr’s deep ball connections with Chris Olave, and probably help Michael “Slant Boy” Thomas rack up receptions. On the Green Bay side, a greater helping of AJ Dillon and the likely-to-return Aaron Jones will keep the wind from messing with their offense too badly.

NFL Weather: 74F with 11MPH winds at kickoff.

Chicago Bears At Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs pass catchers did better in Week 2, but a helping of wind doesn’t seem likely to help an offense stuck in neutral. With the way the Chiefs have struggled through two games, benign conditions would presumably be their preference. But it’s not like Chicago’s going to love them.

The wind doesn’t project to be killer, but a medium-wind game like this won’t be great for Justin Fields’ already shaky command. If it gusts even harder, this game could see a lot of badly thrown balls.

NFL Weather: 68F with 12MPH winds at kickoff.

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