NFL's Top 5 Coldest Games
As the winter gets colder and the Super Bowl gets closer, the main sports sites and fans remember the coldest and brightest moments in the NFL history. As we all know, weather can impact football betting odds and turn favorites into shameful dogs. We bring you the top 5 coldest games in pro football history.
5. Jan. 20, 2008 - Lambeau Field NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants Temperature: -4° / Wind chill: -24°
New York got an improbable 23-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers at ice-covered Lambeau Field."It's just a matter of getting hot at the right time," Manning said. "It feels good because this is what you work for. We stuck with it, we believed in ourselves and we got to the Super Bowl". 4. Jan. 4, 1981 - Cleveland Municipal Stadium AFC playoff: Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders Temperature: -5°
Cleveland Browns had a close win of 14-12 against Oakland Raiders. They bravely played under a frigid 4° F with violent 16 m.p.h. winds. However, the weather though didn't intimidate the 77,655 Browns fans who filled Cleveland Municipal Stadium that frozen afternoon. 3. Jan. 7, 1996 - Arrowhead Stadium AFC playoff: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts Temperature: -6 °
During the 1996 Divisional Playoffs, Indianapolis Colts beat the Chief (10 - 7) in their own icy home. The wind was wind flowing at 8 mph, at a chill of -15°, the
players didn't have much option but to trade punts for the first hour of the game until the Colts defense shut down the Chiefs in the second half and finally won the game. 2. Jan. 10, 1982 - Riverfront Stadium AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Diego Chargers Temperature: -9 degrees / Wind chill: -59 degrees
Cincinnati Bengals heated their home stadium with a great win of 27 - 7 against San Diego Chargers. "I'm still freezing. And I had on thermal socks, thermal underwear, everything". Said Pete Johnson, Cincinnati's leading rusher. "I even wore two pairs of gloves. One of them was rubber so I could grip the ball better." Johnson scored one of Cincinnati's three touchdowns, led the Bengals with 80 yards rushing on 21 carries and finally a well-deserved triumph.1. Dec. 31, 1967 - Lambeau Field "The Ice Bowl" - NFL Championship, Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys Temperature: -13 degrees / Wind chill: - 48 degrees
Remembered by the media as "The Ice Bowl", the temperature at Lambeau Field was about -26°C, with an average wind chill around -44°C. Prior to the game, many of the Green Bay players were unable to start their cars in the freezing weather, forcing them to make alternate travel arrangements to make it to the stadium on time. All was worth it, as the Packers overcame the weather and the Cowboys with a 21-17 victory in their own home turf.