Our nation's capital is currently hosting a game between the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately for the two teams, it's also hosting a torrential downpour and FedEx Field is getting pretty messy.
Photos and videos out of FedEx Field show the Washington and San Francisco 49ers slipping and sliding all over the place. On one play, a Washington defensive lineman slips so much that he actually slides halfway down the field
See for yourself:
FedEx Field installed a drainage system on the sidelines back in 2013. But not much can be done right now to help the water-logged Bermuda Grass.
NFL games have been played in ultra-heavy rain before, of course. But those games have often been messy, ground-and-pound performances that are as rough to watch as they are to play.
It might actually be a blessing in disguise for Washington, though. The 49ers' biggest strength on offense is their passing attack, which could be hurt pretty hard with a soaking ball that slips out of receivers' hands.
Unsurprisingly, kicking field goals in these conditions is already a monumental task. 49ers kicker Robbie Gould has already missed from 46 yards out.
The game is scoreless with just under five minutes remaining in the first half.