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Breaking down NFL weather for Browns vs. Steelers, and what it means for fantasy and betting

The weather report can impact fantasy football and betting. We break down the important information you need to prepare for as Browns face the Steelers in the 2021 NFL Playoffs.

A general view of the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Football Team at Heinz Field on December 07, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

Saturday morning update: It should be a nice weather night when the Browns take on the Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday. The forecast says that the temperature should be 34 degrees with partly cloudy skies. There should not be no precipitation with winds blowing at 2 mph SE.

Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA isn't the frozen tundra like Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI, however the weather can play a factor in a game. On Sunday night, the Cleveland Browns, who have been known to have a few weather games themselves, will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the final game of wild card weekend.

These two teams just played each in Week 17, where the Browns won 24-22 to clinch their first playoff berth since 2002. While it isn’t expected to be windy or snowy, it will be cold, which means both football teams will be running the ball a considerable amount of time.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Forecast: Sunday, 1/10, 8:15 ET

Temperature: 30 degrees
Wind: 3 mph
Precipitation: None, partly cloudy

As of right now, there is no wind and no precipitation in the forecast, which is great news for both teams. However, the temperature will be below the freezing mark, which will make catching a football less than ideal. But for a team such as the Browns that leans on Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, they should be in great shape.

Furthermore, the weather shouldn’t be an issue for the Steelers’ passing game as they don’t stretch the field often with their receivers. That being said, there should not be any fantasy and sports betting implications.

Helpful weather resources include National Weather Service and Dark Sky, among others.

Check back before kickoff for updates on these weather situations.