Lions vs. Steelers NFL Weather Forecast: Sunday Snow & Wind Expected at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh
Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images. Pictured: NFL referee John Parry signals as snow falls
- According to the latest Lions vs. Steelers weather forecast, snow and wind are expected Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
- Clearly, strong winds and a slippery field could make it difficult for both offenses to put up points.
- Below we examine the updated Lions vs. Steelers forecast, including the chances that wet and windy weather affects Sunday's game.
Steelers vs. Lions NFL Odds
|Date||Sunday, Nov. 14|
|Time||1 p.m. ET|
*Odds as of Sunday morning
Ready or not, here it comes… the cold weather that is.
Temperatures are dropping across the country, especially in the Northeast, and bringing the potential for snow as well.
This includes Sunday’s Lions vs. Steelers NFL matchup as the latest Pittsburgh forecast is calling for snow and wind throughout the day.
Strong winds make it more difficult for quarterbacks to connect on explosive, downfield throws and for kickers to accurately convert field-goal attempts, which negatively affect scoring.
Throw in the fact that Pittsburgh surprisingly put quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday evening and scoring might be even more difficult to come by in this spot.
NFL Weather Forecast for Steelers vs. Lions
With a chance of snow hitting Pittsburgh, we turned to RotoGrinders Meteorologist Kevin Roth for a detailed Lions vs. Steelers weather forecast:
“Our first snow game of the year! What may start as a rain/snow mix should quickly transition to snow as the game progresses.
I’m not expecting any significant accumulating snow, with the temperature well above freezing, but falling snow in-game is essentially a lock. We’ll see the temperature in the upper 30s, wet snow and occasional wind gusts of around 20 mph.
No one factor alone would jump out at me, but the combination of all three will make it tough for offenses to sync up in the passing game, and might push the play-calling more toward the run than the pass.”
Based on the latest NFL odds, the Steelers are 6.5-point favorites over the Lions, with the total set at 41.5 points.