Chiefs-Dolphins Expected To Be One Of The Coldest Games In NFL History

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 07: Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on January 07, 2024 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rich Storry/Getty Images)
The wild card game is expected to hit temperatures as low as -3 degrees.

The wildcard game between the Chiefs and Dolphins this week is expected to be one of the coldest in NFL history. Daytime highs in Kansas City are projected at 12 degrees. However, with the game set to begin at 7pm, the temperature could be as low as -3 degrees come kickoff. There is also an expected amount of high wind chill. This could majorly affect the game, and the team's strategies. But both sides are going to want to bundle up warm.

If the temperature does hit -3, then it would become the fifth-coldest game in playoff history. The record is the 1967 "Ice Bowl", which had a game-time temperature of -13 and a wind chill temperature of -48. However, the cold weather conditions could pose a problem for Miami. The Dolphins haven't won a game played below 40 degrees since Christmas Eve 2016. Saturday, if projected temperatures are reached, will be the coldest game in Dolphins history.

Aaron Rodgers Will Not Appear On Pat McAfee Show During Playoffs

Meanwhile, reports suggest a shakeup at The Pat McAfee Show. Aaron Rodgers will not have a weekly segment on The Pat McAfee Show during the NFL playoffs, McAfee has announced. Per a report from The Athletic, this is a decision that McAfee himself made and not an ESPN mandate. The news comes after Rodgers pointedly refused to apologize to Jimmy Kimmel during his segment on January 9. Rodgers, who had implied that Kimmel did not want the list of people who had traveled to Jeffrey Epstein's island, argued that he never actually made any specific assertions about Kimmel.

After Rodgers' initial comments, McAfee tried to clear the air between the long-time rivals. While discussing Rodgers' claims about Jimmy Kimmel, McAfee said that Rodgers' comments were "certainly probably just a sh-t talk joke" and that everyone involved should just move on. However, McAfee did note that he understood why Kimmel had reacted so heatedly. Kimmel took further aim at Rodgers this week, dedicating his January 8 monologue to roasting the sidelined quarterback.


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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.