Because of the weather conditions at Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers should have a strong home-field advantage during the playoffs.
It’s cold in Wisconsin. It can get pretty cold in the Midwest for January. It’s not a stretch to think that a team that is located in Wisconsin and is used to the cold (like the Green Bay Packers) could conceivably have a pretty solid advantage over a team that happens to be located somewhere with a warmer climate.
Teams in colder areas are always at risk of losing home-field advantage this time of the year. That could certainly be true for the Packers in the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs.
That looks horrifying for folks who aren’t remotely familiar with those sorts of temperatures.
Green Bay Packers playoffs – Green Bay will have home-field advantage due to Lambeau Field weather
The same way that college football teams across the South enjoy the benefits of playing in the heat early in the season, and can have an advantage over their counterparts because of this, NFL teams like Minnesota or Green Bay also greatly benefit from being exposed.
This kind of weather will not be new to Packers veterans. Sure, it’ll still be awful for them, but they’re at least prepared for this. This kind of weather is not something that Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback, will be able to handle. It’s nothing new for them.
Which team has the privilege of playing Green Bay at Lambeau Field, however? They’re probably not as used to this. There’s a very good chance they’ll have a significantly less pleasant experience with something like this.
Considering the Packers will face the team with the lowest seed, there’s a good chance they could potentially get the winner of the Los Angeles Rams and Arizona Cardinals. These teams are not regularly exposed to such weather.
Green Bay will be the Philadelphia Eagles’ chance, but they must get past the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The San Francisco 49ers must beat the Dallas Cowboys. However, San Francisco is slightly warmer than Philadelphia.