I’m told it doesn’t rain in Seattle as often as people like to joke, but today is not the day to attempt to prove that. At the game’s 1 p.m. PT kickoff between the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks, there’s a 30 percent chance of rain according to Weather.com, though Weather Underground thinks rain is even more likely, but Weather Underground has always struck me as some sort of a punk-rock weather zine that doesn’t trust all these machines that try to tell us what the weather’s gonna be. Because of its name.
Said chance of rain will continue for the entire three-hour ballgame. That’s 90 percent chance of rain!
Any weather could be bad weather for the Falcons, as QB Matt Ryan has fared less well in outdoorsy conditions. However, RB Michael Turner has taken over more and more of the offense in the past month, and his running style could prosper in an earthquake and/or cause an earthquake.
After a long streak of turnover-free football, Ryan has thrown picks in each of his last two games, both of them outdoor affairs with sloppy weather.
Weather Underground, the only weather site that’ll actually let you see the history, man, instead of hiding it from you like the wage slaves at Weather.com, says it also rained yesterday.