The divisional round is almost here, as Kansas City and Indianapolis will battle in the first matchup of the weekend. While fans were hopeful for an offensive shootout this afternoon, the weather should play a major factor.
It already snowed about five inches overnight, and the expectation is that it will continue later today in Missouri.
As of right now there is a 45 percent chance of precipitation during the course of the game.
Unfortunately this cold weather and precipitation could prevent Patrick Mahomes and Andrew Luck from having memorable performances in this pivotal showdown. After all, the Chiefs earned the top seed because of their ability to move the ball through the air with ease.
According to NFL Network reporter Stacey Dales, the temperature at kickoff will be around 30 degrees with the wind chill coming in at about 20 degrees.
— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) January 12, 2019
Staff members from the facility have been working since the morning to keep the stadium relatively clean.
Here are the expected temperatures before and during the showdown:
#Chiefs forecast…snowing pretty good right now in the Metro along and east of I-35. Another 1" or so possible on snowcovered terrain. Main roads seem OK. Secondary/subdivision roads are bad. Please be careful. JL #LetsRoll #Arrowhead #INDvsKC pic.twitter.com/N2Ky3gqlBl
— Fox 4 Weather KC (@fox4wx) January 12, 2019
Kansas City and Indianapolis will kick off at 4:35 p.m. ET from Arrowhead Stadium.
The winner of this showdown will face either the Chargers or the Patriots in the AFC Championship.