Friday AM update: We can expect some wind gusts at Lambeau Field on Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service is projecting afternoon gusts as high as 21 mph. The warmest it will be on Saturday is 36, and then dipping down to 26 at the lowest end that night.
There’s often inclement weather at Lambeau Field and the conditions could affect Saturday’s Divisional Round matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers is used to throwing in the cold and dealing with the wind but the same can’t be said for the Rams quarterbacks. Jared Goff is dealing with a thumb injury on his throwing hand while John Wolford is banged up with a neck injury and only has two NFL starts under his belt. Let’s go over the forecast for Saturday and see how the weather could be a factor.
Green Bay Wisconsin, Wisconsin Forecast: Saturday, 1/9, 4:35 p.m. ET
Temperature: 29 to 30 degrees
Wind: 8-9 mph
Sky: Mostly cloudy
The wind chill is expected to make the weather feel more like 21 or 22 degrees in this game but don’t expect that to slow down Rodgers. The Green Bay signal-caller threw for 231 yards and four scores against the Tennessee Titans a couple of weeks ago and thrived in the NFL’s most dominant passing offense.
Goff, on the other hand, has been prone to losing the ball because of grip problems since suffering his thumb injury and could be drastically affected by the cold. Wolford hasn’t showcased a ton of passing prowess and playing in the freezing cold on the road doesn't bode well for a rookie who only threw six passes in the Divisional round. The Rams could have to lean on the ground game heavily in this matchup, so expect Cam Akers to have a heavy workload again.
Helpful weather resources include National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others.
Check back before kickoff for updates on these weather situations.