Bengals, Chargers may deal with snow

Bengals, Chargers may deal with snow
January 4, 2014, 3:30 pm
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When it comes to weather, everyone is focused on Green Bay for Sunday’s Packers-San Francisco 49ers game. That’s understandable. The temperatures at Lambeau Field are expected to be at about 0 by game time, with a biting wind that will make it feel like 25 below.

That’s not to say, however, that Sunday in Cincinnati the Bengals and San Diego Chargers will be out there having fun as in the warm California sun.

The weather won’t approach the brutal conditions of the Freezer Bowl from the last time the Chargers and Bengals met in the playoffs, and though temperatures could be in the mid-30s at kickoff, the game at Paul Brown Stadium may well be played at least partly in a steady snow.

Cincinnati is under a winter storm warning, and the area could receive up to eight inches of snow, though it’s not clear whether it would start after the game.

In the Freezer Bowl, the AFC Championship Game in January 1982,  temperatures dropped to minus-9 with a wind-chill index of minus-59. The Bengals won that game 27-7 and reached the Super Bowl for the first time.