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  1. groundgame

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    Pats depend on very precise offensive routes and tight cuts, which work best on a dry track. Forget the past "bad weather helps New England at home in playoffs" lore: The 2012 Patriot's edition hums along best when weather conditions are most favorable. Bad weather will favor any of their opponents because it neutralizes New England's best attribute.
     
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    The Texans play in a stadium with a retractable roof. I'm all for inclement weather.
     
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    Admittedly, it's been two years since the Pats played in the snow, but they outscored opponents 140–10 in their last three snow games.
     
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    I don't know about every weather condition but it's a fact Brady loves playing in the snow, he's already mentioned wanting a playoff snow game this year.
     
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    Snow and rain have very different impacts on our offense. Snow > fair > rain.
     
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    It works both ways on the precise routes and tight cuts, they are that much tougher to defend in slippery conditions.
     
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    When a receiver slips and falls, then the QB has to look to one of the other 3-4 options. When a defenders slips and falls, then the offense is probably gaining something like 20 yards, and often a TD. Now it means the Pats can't lean on routes where the ball is in the air before the WR cuts, but they can work around that.

    Also, a nice layer of snow greatly limits what the defensive linemen can do. If teams can't rush Brady, then it's just a matter of time before he finds someone that's open. The Pats, more than most teams, look for guys that can win as pass rushers even if they don't win with their first step. A lot of teams aren't the same way, and preventing their star pass rushers from getting that big jump off the ball is enough to ruin their production. Chandler Jones, for example, uses his first few steps to set up his next move (usually slapping the hands followed by an outside move), where a guy like Brooks Reed goes for the outside arc right away and isn't nearly as good at countering if he doesn't get the angle right away.
     
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    Bad weather also helps slow down the pass rush so that helps our OL and goes a long way to nullifying the Texans strength.
     
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    I will take the Patriots in the snow against anyone. NE will not slow the game down and run the ball in the snow. In the rain they might but TB 12 loves to throw it with the white stuff falling and does so quite well.
     
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    snow is harder for the defense, they must react to the offense and the lack of traction makes it more difficult, offensive players can settle in while rushers have to move.

    Snow is good for the Patriots, especially since there are so many intermediate targets on this team that wind isnt as big of a deal.

    What you don't want is rain, it makes the ball slippery and this team already has shown ball security can be an issue under those conditions.

    This team is practically built to win in the snow however.
     
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    Defintly a huge advantage for Pats if it Snow. Texans are Dome team from South. Current for cast is for clear skies with temp in higher 30s. Hoping for snow for Sunday night. Let's see if it changes.
     
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    Agree with this, I feel more comfortable with a dry field than rain or wind.
    The 9ers game this year did not go well for us. In 2007 one of our worse regular season performances was the Jets game in sloppy conditions. Another one was the windy game in Baltimore that year, almost lost to another bad team. From what I remember it's been more bad than good with rain/wind.

    Snow of course is a different story and I would'nt mind that at all. But why take a chance here we've already beaten them handily on a dry surface.
     
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    It's best if it's 20 degrees outside, no rain, no snow - that way the pats can run their precision offense while the texans freeze.

    Baltimore on the other hand would not have been afraid to play in cold or inclement weather.
     
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    Thanks for the laugh.
     
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    Actually it accentuates the Patriots best attribute, because they know where they are going, and the defender doesn't so a sloppy field helps even more.
     
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    I'm hoping for snow with no wind.
     
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    Are you suggesting Ridley (for example) in wet conditions accentuates one of our best strengths come playoff time?
     
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