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NFL Week 2 Weather: Hurricane Florence Affecting Over/Unders?

  • Three games are currently projected to have average winds of exactly 10 mph, including the Indianapolis Colts-Washington Redskins matchup in Landover, Md.
  • FedEx Field may also have some rain depending on how Hurricane Florence shapes up and breaks down over the next few days.

Thanks to Hurricane Florence, the college football slate is an absolute mess. Several games were canceled yesterday (just after I finished writing about all of them), one game moved and there’s a good chance for some more cancellations.

Luckily, there will be no such tomfoolery on the NFL slate.

This week, the NFL weather looks rather demure. There are no games that look like the Cleveland mess last week. There are no games that are going to move venues. There are no games that will be postponed. Just some boring, uneventful weather.

Wind

Three games are currently projected to have winds of at least 10 mph. In fact, all three are currently averaging 10 mph on the button, so there’s a chance none of them fit by the time Sunday rolls around. To remind you, games with 10+ mph winds have gone under 55.1% of the time historically.

Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

Tampa will be sporting some summer weather with hot and humid conditions around 90 degrees and an accompanying breeze.

Following Ryan Fitzpatrick’s magical performance against the Saints, a crazy 90% of the early bets are on the over. However, the total fell from 44 to 43.5 at Pinnacle Tuesday afternoon.

 

Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

Some lovely weather is expected in Tennessee this Sunday, with temps in the low 80s and a 10-mph breeze. Since Marcus Mariota is still questionable, this game remains off the board.

Indianapolis Colts at Washington Redskins
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

This wind could certainly be Florence-related, and bettors jumped on the under in the early going just as they did with all of the college games.

Between 6 and 10 a.m. ET Monday, the total fell from 48 to 45.5 at Bookmaker. Since then, bettors have bought back the over, pushing it back up to 46.5.

Rain

New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET

Last week, those who braved it out and actually paid money to see the Titans play the Dolphins got more than they bargained for as lightning delays turned the game into an all-day affair.

Jacksonville is sporting chances for storms this weekend as a hot and humid weather system will overtake much of Florida.


Indianapolis Colts at Washington Redskins
1 p.m. ET

Like I said before, a bit of Florence’s remnants could be in play in Landover, Md. Once Florence’s main cyclonic shape makes landfall, it will gradually dissipate over time and leave some scattered chunks of precipitation.

Maybe some will hit Landover, maybe they won’t. Right now, it’s looking like they won’t, but we will have to wait for the hurricane to unfold to get a better idea.

Credit:

Sep 9, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) against the Arizona Cardinals in the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports.

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