Strong Winds, Heavy Rains Could Hamper Pats, Bears Playoff Chances

Ryan Wilson

by Ryan Wilson

The Patriots need to beat the Bills today if they're to have any chance to make the playoffs. Originally scheduled for a 1PM EST kickoff, 50-mph wind gusts could push back the start, and when the game eventually gets underway, the conditions will almost certainly wreak havoc on the players, strategy, Bill Belichick's wig, etc.

NFL Network's Scott Hanson drew the short straw and is currently on location in Buffalo, and he reports -- between the 50-mph wind-aided punches to the face -- that the goal posts have been blown sideways. And while the grounds crew can fix the problem (with a little rope and a level), it could be an ongoing issue all afternoon.

Hanson also explains that the team benches have been moved against the stadium walls because they had previously been rolling through the playing field like tumbleweeds. Hanson's colleague, Adam Schefter says that commissioner Roger Goodell, currently in Baltimore, "is being apprised of this situation. ... The league will decide whether or not action will be taken."

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