Week 2 Weather Report: Rain Potential For SNF, 3 Other Games

Written By Evan Scrimshaw on September 14, 2022
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Weather completely changed the course of one Week 1 game in Chicago, and the NFL weather report for Week 2 has four games where conditions could be in play again – including two primetime showdowns. Wind doesn’t appear to be in much play for NFL Week 2 weather, and as always, things can change between now and gametime.

That said, there are four games where rain is in play, and as we saw with San Francisco and Chicago last week, rain can mess with a game. Click on the odds below to bet now.

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Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars

This game isn’t so much a concern about the weather during the game – light rain is a possibility as of right now, but not enough to meaningfully change things. What is notable is the twin risks. On Saturday, there’s thunderstorms in the area, projecting to dump a decent amount of rain on the field.

If either that storm gets pushed to Sunday, or that rain can’t get properly drained in time for kickoff, there could be a slick field in Jacksonville – which could increase the chances of fumbles, short fields, and long runs, as the defense doesn’t have the footing to react to offensive players making quick moves.

Current forecast is 82F at kickoff, with a 36% chance of rain.

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

It looks like the Niners, coming off last week’s abomination of a storm game in Chicago, might only be getting a partial increase in weather luck this week. The rain doesn’t look too heavy in Santa Clara, but there is more rain in the forecast, which is 64F and a 48% chance of rain.

If the showers hold off, or it’s just spot rain, it won’t have much of an impact, but it’s worth keeping an eye on, especially given how we’ve seen the Niners struggle with weather already this season.

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Chicago also isn’t getting much reprieve from the elements, with Green Bay heading for thunderstorms all day Sunday and into Sunday Night Football. Even if the rain abates by kickoff – which is currently not forecast to happen – Lambeau’s going to have been in the line of fire all day. Currently forecasts are a 58% chance of rain during the game, and 64F.

For a Green Bay passing attack that looked out of sync (to be polite) in Week 1, bad conditions won’t help the visible frustrations of Aaron Rodgers, and the Bears do have the edge, having played in horrible conditions to start their season.

Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills

Here the weather clearly plays into the hands of the Titans – a run-first team without the passing weapons to hang with a team like the Bills in regular weather, the Titans will be praying that the 50% chance of rain and thundershowers comes through. Nevertheless, the line has moved towards Buffalo in Monday Night Football odds.

It doesn’t look like it’s going to get too windy in Buffalo – the current forecast is 65F with only 11MPH and a risk of thunderstorms – so we won’t be getting a repeat of that New England-Buffalo Monday Nighter from last year, but if it’s pouring down at The Ralph on Monday night, that might just force Buffalo into changing its offense a bit, and giving Tennessee a chance.

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