Updated NFL Weather Forecast for Bengals vs. Chiefs: How Kansas City Conditions Will Impact AFC Title Game on Sunday
Kirby Lee-USA Today Sports. Pictured: Arrowhead Stadium parking lot.
- Arrowhead Stadium is Kansas City is known for cold, wet and windy conditions, especially at the end of January.
- The combination of wind, rain, snow and below-freezing temperatures can have a negative impact on scoring, especially for high-flying offenses like the Chiefs and Bengals.
- With this in mind, we detail the updated Bengals vs. Chiefs weather forecast, including the latest conditions Sunday in Kansas City.
The Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game with a trip to Super Bowl 56 on the line.
Considering it’s the end of January, it’s reasonable to wonder about the weather conditions in Kansas City and how they’ll affect Sunday’s Bengals vs. Chiefs matchup.
Kansas City is no stranger to cold, wet and windy conditions, all of which can have an effect on players and scoring.
For example, our Action Labs software, which includes archived NFL betting and weather data since the start of the 2003 season, tells us that games played in average winds of at least 10 mph have gone under the total 55% of the time.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at the latest Bengals vs. Chiefs weather forecast so bettors and DFS players know how Sunday’s conditions might affect the AFC Championship Game.
Bengals vs. Chiefs NFL Weather Forecast
According to the National Weather Service, Sunday’s Kansas City weather is expected to be surprisingly warm, with highs in the mid 40s.
And perhaps more importantly for NFL bettors, there isn’t expected to be much wind at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday with average breezes between 3-5 mph expected.
All of this adds up to weather that shouldn’t affect scoring all that much, especially compared to what we typically see when cold and windy conditions negatively impact the downfield passing and field-goal kicking games.
Based on live NFL odds, the Chiefs are currently 7-point favorites over the Bengals with the consensus AFC Championship Game over/under sitting at 54.5.