This could be one of the worst weather weekends ever for the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs
From a blizzard in Buffalo to single digit temperatures in Kansas City to thunderstorms in Tampa and more, the forecast for the wild card weekend is truly wild.
Saturday night was a chilly night at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, with a record low for the wild-card game between the two. Kansas City Chiefs And Miami Dolphins Fans and players huddled together, hoping for some semblance of warmth.
When the Dolphins and Chiefs kicked off Saturday evening, it was minus 4 degrees at Arrowhead Stadium, marking the fourth coldest kickoff temperature in NFL history. Feels colder than a negative 27 wind chill, the third-coldest kickoff wind chill ever. Chief Communication Team.
Freezing temperatures forced those who filled the 76,416-seat stadium, including players, to find ways to stay warm. Here's how some Chiefs fans — and those playing Saturday night — are coping with the frigid temperatures in a playoff game:
Patrick Mahomes' helmet chipped on a hit
With the Chiefs leading 16-7 in the third quarter, quarterback Patrick Mahomes scrambled 13 yards to the Dolphins' 3-yard line, only to be stopped in the end zone by Miami safety Deshaun Elliott. Mahomes and Elliott collided heads on the play, which later dented Mahomes' helmet.
Andy Reid's mustache freezes
If you need proof of how cold it is at Arrowhead Stadium, just look at head coach Andy Reid's mustache, which turned to ice at halftime.
Taylor Swift, the rumored girlfriend of Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, has Kelce's name and number. 87 braves the subzero temperatures at Arrowhead Stadium with a red and yellow puffer coat bearing the jersey number.
His custom jacket was made Kristin Juszczyk, wife of 49ers' All-Pro fullback Kyle Juszczyk. Christine Juscik has also made gear for Brittany Mahomes, wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles, wife of Green Bay Packers safety Jonathan Owens.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said He's “excited” for Saturday's subzero temperatures.
“What could be better. Playing football at Arrowhead Stadium in January would be cool,” Mahomes said. “The adrenaline rush gives you the heat you're looking for and you have the heaters. People make a big deal out of it. , but at the end of the day, you go out and play football.”
Miami quarterback Tua Tagowailoa, a Hawaii native who played his college career at Alabama, said he's never been in temperatures “below 15 degrees.” When asked how he prepared for the weather, Tagovailoa candyEly said“You can't prepare for a game with that kind of weather. So it's going to be fresh.”
Fans arrive at Arrowhead Stadium at 5:30am
Some fans were deterred by freezing temperatures in Kansas City.
Fans arrived at Arrowhead Stadium as early as 5:30 a.m., 13 hours before kickoff. KSHB 41 caught up with some fans and asked why they decided to show up so early when the temperature was minus 11 degrees and the wind chill made it feel like minus 26 degrees.
There was also a queue to queue around 9am
How about Arrowhead Stadium?
Arrowhead Stadium was seen covered in snow from the field to the seats eight hours before kickoff.
Contributed by: Sidney Henderson, Chris Pumbaca