NFL weather report for Monday night football in Buffalo

As if the NFL needs a little more excitement around a Monday night football showdown between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills in Week 13, the weather in Orchard Park could be the biggest. everyone’s scenario tonight. With windy conditions expected and the possibility of a few flurries, what is the latest NFL weather report and should fantasy football Are managers making last-minute changes to their alignments based on forecasts?

It’s that time of year when everyone starts buying gifts in the hopes of making someone happy or at least forgiving them for the past 11 months of transgressions. Yeah, so whoever decided to give us that wind and that weather for the last game of week 13, what did we do to hurt you? Can we talk about it or is it too late?

I don’t usually think too much of the wind, but this game is an exception as the tale that Orchard Park is such a brutal place to play in the winter comes to life. While the thermometer may indicate it is 36 degrees when kick-off, it certainly won’t be unless you’ve been following Bills Mafia because at this point you’re not feeling pain or cold. . Temperatures at kickoff will be closer to 24 degrees and drop in teens at the final whistle.

The forecast winds for tonight’s game in Buffalo could very well be the strongest we’ve seen all season. Sustained winds will hover between 25-27mph at kickoff and slowly subside as play continues, but will remain within 20s for the duration of the contest. That said, the gusts are the topic of discussion. Right now, the gusts for the 8:15 p.m. kickoff are expected to exceed 45 mph and will stay above 30 overnight. The Buffalo area is subject to a wind advisory until 10 p.m. ET Monday night.

Highmark Stadium is one of the shorter stadiums in the NFL and won’t provide much ground-level buffer against these winds, especially once the ball is in the air for a kick-off attempt. field, a punt or even a through pass.

Bills offense could be affected by tonight’s NFL weather forecast

NFL teams, especially at this point in the season, are pretty much what they are. They know what works, what doesn’t and have their identity. For a team like the Bills, they love to push the ball vertically and have a QB / WR duo that can stretch the court.

Josh Allen is No.2 in the NFL for deep passing attempts (20+ yards) with 49, and he is in the top 10 for average throwing depth (8.2). When you now throw into high winds (slight exaggeration) it will inevitably take a hit.

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Then you look at his best receiver Stefon Diggs and see how heavily he is used as a vertical threat. Diggs is currently the NFL’s No.4 receiver in planned 1,235 aerial yards and accounts for 32.7% of the Bills aerial yards alone.

Now, Diggs is one of the most talented WRs in the game and doesn’t just depend on deeper targets for his fantastic value. However, it certainly hurts its ceiling if we see the wind wreaking havoc.

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However, don’t be too cute. You always start at both Allen and Diggs. Allen’s rushing rise and Diggs volume make them a weekly fixture. But beyond them, you could see other players struggling.

As a team defense, the Patriots allow opposing teams the second-fewest fantasy points at just 72.2 per outing. They are second against quarterbacks (12.04), fourth against receivers (29.19), first against tight ends (7.33) and 18th against running backs (23.7).

It’s Monday night, so most managers have no other options if your roster is full of Bills players. You might have no choice but to start guys like Cole Beasley, Dawson Knox, or even Emmanuel Sanders, but I would lower expectations.

Tonight’s weather should have less of an impact on the Patriots offense

Like I touched on the Bills, a team’s intention rarely changes based on “typical” conditions, and I don’t see the Patriots deviating from what has worked all season. I mean, you can’t seem to AFC Serial Number 1 with an 8-4 record by mistake, then take all the dice, shake them and see what comes out.

The Patriots will continue to rely on their 1-2 punch from Damien Harris and rookie Rhamondre Stevenson on the ground. Meanwhile, Mac Jones’ precision and timing on short to intermediate routes continues to succeed against NFL defenses.

This is the type of offense that travels well in the NFL and wins in December. When you need to blow the air out of the balloon, control the clock, or move through the elements of the Northeast, nothing really needs to be changed. And for the Patriots, they catch the Bills without one of their best players as CB Tre’Davious White is out for the rest of the season with a ripped ACL.

Bills offer tough showdown for Patriots

Now, that doesn’t mean the Patriots won’t have a hard time. Remember when I said the Patriots were # 2 in team defense? The team above them is the Bills, allowing just under 8 points less per game at 64.51. They are the best in the NFL against QBs (10.58) and WR (24.72), are No.4 against RB (20.55) and No.6 against Tight Ends, having only allowed 3 touchdowns during the season (8.64 fantastic points).

Sledging will be tough for the Patriots. Still, of the two offenses, the New England one could very well end up with some fantastic more usable assets, as their offensive intent shouldn’t change much at all. The only players I could avoid this week would be TE Hunter Henry, who relies on touchdowns, and K Nick Folk because of the wind. Players like Kendrick Bourne and Jakobi Meyers are still expected to be successful in Monday Night Football.

Dale D. Schrum