According to the National Weather Service, after Mother Nature finishes dumping several inches of snow on Lambeau Field this week, it's going to get down right nasty cold as the Green Bay Packers host the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game. Temperatures at kickoff time are projected to be in the 1 to 5 degree range with wind chills well below zero.
Last week, the Packers and Seahawks played in a snowstorm, but that had little effect on the outcome. The Packers were simply that much better than the Seahawks.
I'm hearing people talk about the advantage the Packers have when the weather gets cold this weekend. Are they forgetting that New York's climate is similar to that in Green Bay. The Giants play in literally the same conditions the Packers play in. Mike McCarthy's (pictured) Packers played in one real cold weather contest this season. They lost at Chicago.
I think the Packers will win this game and return to the Super Bowl, but not because they handle the cold any better than the Giants, rather because they're better than the Giants.