Single-Digit Temperatures May Affect Chiefs-Titans Outcome
The games are Sunday, Jan. 19. Here is the weather forecast, the kickoff times (Eastern time) and the network.
• AFC Championship, Tennessee at Kansas City, 3:04 p.m., CBS
After enduring two days of freezing rain, Kansas City Chiefs fans will have sunny conditions for the game and the legendary tailgate party. But it won’t exactly be like the tropics, for the high temperature for the day is expected to be just 26 degrees. The low will be a bone-chilling 6 degrees. Beyond the cold temperature, winds up to 15 mph could be a factor, especially when it comes to kicking field goals. Snow flurries are possible in the evening.
With Derek Henry and a strong running game, Tennessee can control the clock and negate the conditions. For Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, a key could be how icy the field might be, especially after the ice storm that hit the city on Thursday and Friday.
• NFC Championship Green Bay at San Francisco, 6:40 p.m., FOX
This is the weather forecast for Santa Clara instead of San Francisco. Cool and cloudy are the conditions here. With kickoff at 3:40 local time, the temperature will be in the mid-50s, dropping to the upper 40s in the evening. Winds will be light, 5-10 mph from the northeast.
The weather should not be a factor for either team in this game.