Sunday's matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Giants won't be played in the climate controlled confines of the Georgia Dome but will instead be outside in the open air of MetLife Stadium. Even though its January in New Jersey and the weather can be unpredictable, the current forecast suggests that it shouldn't be a factor in Sunday's game.
The forecast is calling for temperatures in the low 40s with no chance of rain or snow. Having played in college at Boston College, Falcon's quarterback Matt Ryan has endured many a bad-weather game. Both he and head coach Mike Smith downplayed the weather as much of a concern for Sunday's game.
"Matt [Ryan] is from up there in the Northeast and has played a lot of games in the pros and in college in the outdoors even though we play our games indoors. I don't think that is going to be a concern, I think most of our guys are accustomed to playing outside. I would say that we are a mudder team and we are an indoor team," Smith said.