Arctic Blast Expected as Dolphins Face Chiefs in One of the Coldest Games in NFL History

Kansas City, Missouri – The Miami Dolphins will face bone-chilling temperatures when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) and AccuWeather, Saturday night could see temperatures drop as low as -8 degrees, with wind chills making it feel between -20 and -30 degrees. If this frigid forecast holds true, the game has the potential to become one of the coldest in NFL history.

Senior meteorologist Tom Kines from AccuWeather described the conditions as “brutal” and stated that it doesn’t get much worse temperature-wise. But the Dolphins aren’t the only team that could be impacted by severe weather in this wild-card round. The Buffalo Bills, who will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, are expected to face snow and high winds.

The Dolphins-Chiefs game is scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local time) at Arrowhead Stadium. The forecast predicts a high of 8 degrees during the day, dropping into sub-zero temperatures at night. These frigid conditions could approach the record low of -10 degrees at Kansas City on January 14, 1979.

Notably, the 1967 “Ice Bowl” between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field still holds the record as the coldest game in NFL history, with a temperature of -13 degrees and a wind chill of -48 degrees. However, Saturday’s game could break franchise records for both the Dolphins and the Chiefs.

The Buffalo Bills will also have to contend with inclement weather as they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon in Orchard Park, New York. The forecast suggests temperatures in the 20s with a potential lake-effect snow band. While the snow might not fall directly over Highmark Stadium, there could be up to a foot of snow in the area, making travel challenging for fans.

It’s worth noting that the other wild-card games taking place this weekend will be held in stadiums with domes, eliminating any impact from the weather. The Houston Texans will host the Cleveland Browns at NRG Stadium, the Dallas Cowboys will face the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium, and the Detroit Lions will take on the Los Angeles Rams at Ford Field.

In summary, the Dolphins and the Chiefs will face freezing temperatures in Kansas City, while the Bills and the Steelers will contend with potential snowfall. The other three wild-card games will be played indoors. Fans attending the games are advised to dress warmly and take precautions to protect their skin from frostbite.