Sunday’s NFL Weather Forecasts for Week 8: 49ers-Browns & Steelers-Browns Expecting Strong Winds

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  • Sunday's NFL Week 8 slate includes a handful of games expecting windy weather, including two with breezes that will eclipse 15 mph.
  • Strong winds make it more difficult for quarterbacks and kickers, therefore resulting in lower-scoring NFL games.
  • Based on the latest NFL weather forecasts, we pinpoint which games should see very windy conditions on Sunday.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: There will be windy weather in Cleveland and Chicago on Sunday.

Yes, the breezes will be blowing and the betting market has taken note.

As we know from out Bet Labs software, NFL games played in double-digit winds have gone under the closing total 55% of the time since 2003, providing a solid edge for bettors savvy enough to get ahead of the forecasts.

So, let’s take a look at the latest NFL weather forecasts for Sunday’s Week 8 games, including how windy conditions are (and will continue to) affect odds for Steelers vs. Browns and 49ers vs. Bears.

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NFL Weather Forecasts for Sunday

*Odds and weather forecasts as of Sunday morning

Steelers vs. Browns NFL Weather Forecast

  • Wind speed: 15 mph
  • Opening over/under: 43.5
  • Current over/under: 42.5

Ben Roethlisberger, at 39 years old, taking on Baker Mayfield, who is struggling with shoulder injuries?

Scoring might be hard to come by even in perfect conditions, and the conditions certainly won’t be perfect.

The latest Steelers vs. Browns weather forecast is calling for steady 15 mph winds in Cleveland, blowing directly across the field throughout Sunday’s game.

Yikes.

49ers vs. Bears NFL Weather Forecast

  • Wind speed: 15 mph
  • Opening over/under: 43.5
  • Current over/under: 39.5

Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Justin Fields already screams lower-scoring game, so let’s throw in even more ugly weather!

Just like Steelers vs. Browns, Sunday’s 49ers vs. Bears is expecting consistent 15 mph winds in Chicago, which certainly won’t help either struggling offense connect on explosive, downfield throws.

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