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    Weather and who wins in the NFL

    I heard the following on ESPN radio this morning:

    - "The NFL season really is like two seasons. Playing in September is much different than playing in December or January. In Sept., the passing teams built on speed and throwing vertically win. In the playoffs, it is the teams who control the LOS and are tougher win. Wind, rain, snow, all these things play a huge role in who wins the Super Bowl and who gets there".

    I thought that was a good point. Take the Giants or Bears. They might get blown away in Sept. by the Saints or Arizona, but come the rain and slogging weather, they are just tougher and they pound the ball.

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    Re: Weather and who wins in the NFL

    "StillPurple" wrote:
    I heard the following on ESPN radio this morning:

    - "The NFL season really is like two seasons. Playing in September is much different than playing in December or January. In Sept., the passing teams built on speed and throwing vertically win. In the playoffs, it is the teams who control the LOS and are tougher win. Wind, rain, snow, all these things play a huge role in who wins the Super Bowl and who gets there".

    I thought that was a good point. Take the Giants or Bears. They might get blown away in Sept. by the Saints or Arizona, but come the rain and slogging weather, they are just tougher and they pound the ball.
    Thats why I don't like the Vikes schedule this year, there are no cold/nasty whether games where the Vikes running game will shine:
    14-Sep IND @ MIN
    indoors
    21-Sep CAR @ MIN
    indoors
    28-Sep MIN @ TEN
    could be a bit humid
    6-Oct MIN @ NO
    indoors
    12-Oct DET @ MIN
    indoors
    19-Oct MIN @ CHI
    coldest it will be this year, a nice rain storm or blizzard would be great
    2-Nov HOU @ MIN
    indoors
    9-Nov GB @ MIN
    indoors
    16-Nov MIN @ TB
    Florida in November, nice for vacation, but a hurricane would help the run game
    23-Nov MIN @ JAC ditto of above
    30-Nov CHI @ MIN
    indoors
    7-Dec MIN @ DET
    indoors
    14-Dec MIN @ ARI
    indoors, probably will have the roof retracted
    21-Dec ATL @ MIN
    indoors
    28-Dec NYG @ MIN
    indoors

    Vikes need a outdoor stadium!
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    Re: Weather and who wins in the NFL

    "gagarr" wrote:
    "StillPurple" wrote:
    I heard the following on ESPN radio this morning:

    - "The NFL season really is like two seasons. Playing in September is much different than playing in December or January. In Sept., the passing teams built on speed and throwing vertically win. In the playoffs, it is the teams who control the LOS and are tougher win. Wind, rain, snow, all these things play a huge role in who wins the Super Bowl and who gets there".

    I thought that was a good point. Take the Giants or Bears. They might get blown away in Sept. by the Saints or Arizona, but come the rain and slogging weather, they are just tougher and they pound the ball.
    Thats why I don't like the Vikes schedule this year, there are no cold/nasty whether games where the Vikes running game will shine:
    14-Sep IND @ MIN

    indoors
    21-Sep CAR @ MIN

    indoors
    28-Sep MIN @ TEN

    could be a bit humid
    6-Oct MIN @ NO

    indoors
    12-Oct DET @ MIN

    indoors
    19-Oct MIN @ CHI
    coldest it will be this year, a nice rain storm or blizzard would be great
    2-Nov HOU @ MIN

    indoors
    9-Nov GB @ MIN

    indoors
    16-Nov MIN @ TB
    Florida in November, nice for vacation, but a hurricane would help the run game
    23-Nov MIN @ JAC ditto of above
    30-Nov CHI @ MIN

    indoors
    7-Dec MIN @ DET

    indoors
    14-Dec MIN @ ARI

    indoors, probably will have the roof retracted
    21-Dec ATL @ MIN

    indoors
    28-Dec NYG @ MIN

    indoors

    Vikes need a outdoor stadium!
    We just need a NEW stadium to keep the Vikes in Minnesota!

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    Re: Weather and who wins in the NFL

    holy that is a lot of indoor games. way too many for my liking. nice break down.
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: Weather and who wins in the NFL

    If our passing game can get it together we could have some high scoring games come the end of the year in my opinion.
    With a good passing game the Vikings are a huge scoring threat anytime and can also control the ball in the playoffs if we need to.
    After seeing that schedule I think a lot of our success will depend on how we move the ball downfield against a team in perfect KAO stadiums.

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    Re: Weather and who wins in the NFL

    "gamecocksbaseball31" wrote:
    "gagarr" wrote:
    "StillPurple" wrote:
    I heard the following on ESPN radio this morning:

    - "The NFL season really is like two seasons. Playing in September is much different than playing in December or January. In Sept., the passing teams built on speed and throwing vertically win. In the playoffs, it is the teams who control the LOS and are tougher win. Wind, rain, snow, all these things play a huge role in who wins the Super Bowl and who gets there".

    I thought that was a good point. Take the Giants or Bears. They might get blown away in Sept. by the Saints or Arizona, but come the rain and slogging weather, they are just tougher and they pound the ball.
    Thats why I don't like the Vikes schedule this year, there are no cold/nasty whether games where the Vikes running game will shine:
    14-Sep IND @ MIN
    indoors
    21-Sep CAR @ MIN
    indoors
    28-Sep MIN @ TEN
    could be a bit humid
    6-Oct MIN @ NO
    indoors
    12-Oct DET @ MIN
    indoors
    19-Oct MIN @ CHI
    coldest it will be this year, a nice rain storm or blizzard would be great
    2-Nov HOU @ MIN
    indoors
    9-Nov GB @ MIN
    indoors
    16-Nov MIN @ TB
    Florida in November, nice for vacation, but a hurricane would help the run game
    23-Nov MIN @ JAC ditto of above
    30-Nov CHI @ MIN
    indoors
    7-Dec MIN @ DET
    indoors
    14-Dec MIN @ ARI
    indoors, probably will have the roof retracted
    21-Dec ATL @ MIN
    indoors
    28-Dec NYG @ MIN
    indoors

    Vikes need a outdoor stadium!
    We just need a NEW stadium to keep the Vikes in Minnesota!
    Amen to that.

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    Re: Weather and who wins in the NFL

    Of the 32 teams in the NFL, how many cold weather teams play outdoors? GB, Chicago & the Giants come to mind.

    The teams wins are more of a product of the team, not the weather. GB always plays Chicago twice & always once in a late game. Both play outdoors, so obviously an outdoor team is going to win.

    GB's wins were a product of having Favre. Go check the Packers playoff seasons for 25 years prior to Favre.

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    Re: Weather and who wins in the NFL

    But I do think that teams like the Giants and Bears and Patriots and Steelers and Seahawks have made the Show, because they were able to pound the rock when it is cold and rainy. Of course it is not the only thing you need (if it were, Buffalo and Cleveland would be in the playoffs every year), but it doesn't hurt to be able to slog it out on a cold day in January.

    Being tough is related to that and also helps.

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