NFL Week 14 Weather Report: Strong Winds Forecasted for Steelers vs. Bills on Sunday Night Football
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- Strong winds are expected for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills Sunday Night Football matchup.
- See the latest Steelers vs. Bills weather forecast and how savvy NFL bettors can take advantage on Sunday night.
In general, Sunday’s NFL Week 14 games will likely dodge the late-season inclement weather bullet, unlike Saturday’s college football slate that saw plenty of windy, cold weather, including brutal snowy conditions for the Boise State vs. Wyoming contest.
Still, there a handful of games forecasted to see breezes around the 10-mph mark, which is when wind strength historically affects NFL scoring.
Since 2003, NFL games played in average winds of at least double-digits have featured less-than-expected scoring in terms of betting market performance, with unders 515-415-10 (55.4%) according to our Bet Labs software.
Strong winds can affect passing accuracy and also hurt kicking games, making it more difficult for offenses to connect on explosive plays through the air and tack on field goals and extra points in these conditions.
So before you place your NFL bets or set your fantasy football lineups, be sure to know these three games could see winds of at least 10 mph.
NFL Weather Forecasts: Week 14
Odds & forecasts as of Sunday at 6:30 a.m. ET
Houston Texans at Chicago Bears
1 p.m. ET | CBS
- Projected wind speeds: 11 mph
- Current over/under: 46 (click here for updated NFL odds)
Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants
1 p.m. ET | CBS
- Projected wind speeds: 10 mph
- Current over/under: 47
Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
8:20 p.m. ET | CBS
- Projected wind speeds: 13 mph
- Current over/under: 49
And if you’re a fantasy player entering the first week of your playoffs or trying to lock in your postseason berth in your league’s final week of the regular season, be sure to check out our updated Week 14 Fantasy Football rankings before setting your lineup.