The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs meet up in the wild card round as part of the NFL’s Super Wild Card weekend. With the playoff field expanding to 14 teams, the No. 2 seed Chiefs won’t get a bye and will have to face a Steelers team playing with confidence. Pittsburgh hopes to continue its winning ways as Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement tour heads to the postseason.
Here’s the forecast for kickoff: 34 degrees, 7 mph wind northwest, 6 percent chance of precipitation. It’s going to be a cold morning in Kansas City but the temperature is actually set to rise over the day and be above freezing at kickoff.
Both teams are used to playing in cold weather, so this won’t be an issue. There’s a slight chance we could see some precipitation over the course of the game but there’s a high chance it won’t come. If there is some wintry mix or snow, look for both teams to run the ball a bit more. This type of weather would favor the Steelers, who are not a strong passing offense.