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:
National Weather Service is projecting an arctic blast to settle over Kansas City for Sunday's AFC Championship Game vs Patriots, reports the @AP_NFL . Temperatures at kickoff could range from 10 degrees to well below zero, making it the coldest game in Arrowhead Stadium history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2019
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:
Official temperature at kickoff: 1 degree. Tied with Dec. 18, 1983 season finale against Denver for coldest game in Arrowhead history.— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) December 18, 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.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a true WINTER football game Sunday night in Kansas City! Temps (left) near kickoff expected to be in the ballark of -5 with wind chills (right) -15 to -20. May the best team not freeze! #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/X91pDdGco7— Evan Andrews (@EvanAndrewsFox4) January 14, 2019
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: