Obviously, it's not a deterrent to them, as evidenced by their 36-7 demolition of the Bears on Sunday.
Tom Brady threw for 369 yards and two touchdowns, Deion Branch paced the receivers with 151 receiving yards on eight catches, while Wes Welker wasn't too far behind with 115 yards of his own. And all of that came despite the Patriots' letting the foot off the gas pedal in the second half after going up 33-0 before halftime.
The win marks the third straight season in which the Patriots have utterly destroyed an opponent in a driving snowstorm. In 2008, Matt Cassel led the Pats over the Cardinals by a score of 47-7. Those were the same Cardinals that came within minutes of winning the Super Bowl. Last year, the 0-5 Titans traveled to Gillette, where a surprise October snowstorm blanketed the stadium. Brady threw for six touchdowns and the Patriots rolled 59-0.
If you're going to play for the Patriots, you better be able to play in the snow.