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Sunday’s AFC championship could be the coldest game in Arrowhead Stadium history

The National Weather Service is projecting an “arctic blast” in Kansas City Sunday.

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If you thought that Saturday afternoon’s divisional round matchup against the Indianapolis Colts was cold, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Check out this tweet from ESPN insider Adam Schefter regarding Sunday’s expected temperature for the Chiefs’ AFC championship game against the New England Patriots:

Schefter noted that it could mark coldest game in Arrowhead Stadium history, and digging back into our own history here at Arrowhead Pride, that appears to be true.

Here is a tweet from Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest back in 2016:

The Chiefs have played two games in which it was 1 degree at kickoff—2016 against the Titans and in 1983 against the Denver Broncos.

If the temperature winds up being “well below zero,” as Schefter described above, it would indeed be the coldest game in the stadium’s history.

I’m not entirely sure what “arctic blast” means, but if you’re planning to come out to watch the Chiefs try to win their first AFC title in franchise history, I got two words for you:

Layer up.

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