Ready for the end of the trilogy? The Patriots and Bills are clashing yet again, in a rare AFC East “threematch” (that should be a real word) in the Wild Card round. And it looks like the conclusion of the saga will be another battle in the elements.
At the very least, it’s certainly going to be cold. The Patriots and Bills kick off their Wild Card matchup at Highmark Stadium on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, so freezing temperatures are a lock. But it sounds like it’s going to be more treacherous than that.
As of Monday, the weather forecast for Orchard Park calls for a high of 19 degrees, and a low of 14 when the Patriots and Bills kick off at nighttime. They’re also predicting a 40 percent chance of snow and up to an inch of accumulation.
Winds are projected to be only 5-10 mph, though. Contrast that with the Pats and Bills’ Week 13 matchup in New York, which at one point measured winds over 50 mph.
In any event, the Patriots and Bills are definitely going to make good use of outdoor practices this week. Foxboro is forecasted for temps in the teens on Tuesday, with a wind chill advisory in effect. But Bill Belichick may still make his guys tough it out in sub-zero weather, because the cold could end up being like on Saturday night in Buffalo, anyway.