Patriots-Broncos Weather Update: Snow Plowed Off Gillette Stadium Field

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ dreams came true Sunday, as snow fell at Gillette Stadium.

The snow plows and shovelers did their jobs in clearing off the snow, but blustery flakes dropped on the game field just three hours before the Patriots and Denver Broncos were set to face off.

The Patriots fired up a Yule log on the video board, which won’t actually warm up Pats Nation, but it was a nice touch.

With temperatures in the high 30s, the snow was expected to turn to rain at any moment. Winds up to 20 mph are expected during the game, and precipitation could tail off before the 4:25 p.m. kickoff.

Heavy wind could be a major advantage for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Check out his stats with 20-plus mph winds compared to those of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, per NFL Media research:

Brady: 282 of 445, 63.4 completion percentage, 3,167 yards (243.6 per game), 27 touchdowns, four interceptions, 101.0 passer rating, 11-2 record
Manning: 179 of 307 passing, 58.3 completion percentage, 1,776 yards (222.0 per game), five touchdowns, nine interceptions, 68.0 passer rating, 3-5 record

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