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    Bruschi used to call cold, snowy weather in Foxboro in December or January "Patriots Weather."

    We're still a few days out, but some forecasters are calling for temps in the 30's (still too high, I know) and a 40% chance of Snow on Sunday!

    I'm not sure how many cold weather teams that Kaepernick had to play outdoors while he was at Nevada, but this sure isn't "Bay Area" weather.

    10-day weather forecasts for your - MSN Local: Weather
     
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    Even if it doesnt snow ppl should take these with them

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    Hope it's cold enough to snow and not the 36 degrees F forecast for the fans' sake. Awful sitting in freezing rain. Unsafe drive home too at 1AM.
     
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    They are calling for light snow on the forecast I've been watching. I'd love to see that happen all day long. There is a reason the Patriots play so well in December. The snow unleashes the beast! Seriously, the 49ers are in for a world of hurt if it snows. :)
     
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    Please snow :D

    There's just something about NFL games in the snow, especially when the Patriots are involved.
     
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    Well, a nice layer of snow would go a long way toward slowing down that pass rush. There would be no complaints from me!
     
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    It's possible to have snow at 36°F.
     
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    playing a rookie QB and a west coast team in the snow vs brady?


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    more and more tickets on ticket exchange becasue of the weather now..should be easy to grab tix
     
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    Yes, but for our purposes snow at this temperature is no more of an advantage than a light rain. Besides, has anyone here ever lived in Frisco--it's a long ways from the southwest, the south--or even CA. It can very cold and damp for a good part of the day and rarely goes above 70 even in the summer. It's not that much different than Boston, except of course for the deeper part of winter.

    To boot, isn't bad weather supposed to benefit the team with the better defense??
     
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    Snow benefits the passing game, because there's pretty much no issue for the quarterback to grip the football, the pass rush is slowed down and it makes it very tough on defensive backs who have to change directions on the fly, because footing is a problem. Most teams seem to think snow = run the ball, but that's just dumb, because the offensive line can't really get the push needed to open the holes for running backs. That's why when it snows the Pats tend to spread it out.

    Wind and rain are another story though. Those could be deadly to a passing game. Gripping the football is hard and the ball could get hung up in the wind, so it shortens the field. Not all forms of bad weather are created equal.
     
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    I would say bad weather is mostly a psychological effect. Except for high wind or heavy rain, it's possible to play at a high level in bad weather football. There are ways to deal with it, including longer cleat spikes, wearing proper underwear (Brady wears that "scuba suit") etc, etc.

    The Patriots, for some reason, have a big psychological edge in weather. I think it starts with Brady and rubs off on everyone. He's become quite adept in playing bad weather football.

    See: Chicago, 2011.
     
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    Brady in underarmor and Uggs boots for the team?
     
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    But at 36% there will be as much traction as there wd be in the rain--unless it's an icy mix. Your points are well taken but i think warm snow days are not that Patriot Advantage that is being referred to in this thread.
     
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    As mentioned, Kaepernick played in Reno, NV which has similar weather to Foxboro at this time of year (40 degree highs, lows in the 20's). One of the games that made him so coveted in the draft was in Reno vs. Boise State when it was brutally cold (November, 2010).

    Bad weather isn't going to be a problem for him
     
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    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for snow!
     
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    I don't want snow, I want the Pats to go toe to toe with the Niners in snow free rain free weather, I want a true test, so that people will not be able to make any excuses, cold weather would be fine, but please no rain or snow.
     
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    There's just something about Brady playing in snow! It's another secret weapon for the Pats. I especially loved watching those snowy playoff games against Colts in 2003/2004. Those games were epic moments as Patriot fan!
     
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    In general, perhaps.

    But for whatever reason, in recent years it sure as **** favors the Patriots.

    Remember: in their last three snow games, they've outscored their opponents 109–0 . . . in the first half.
     
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