It may be September, but fall weather has yet to arrive in New England.
A heat advisory that sent temps into the 90s last week has given way to heavy rain and thunderstorms this weekend, which are expected to impact the Patriots’ season opener today against the Eagles.
Patriots Eagles Weather Forecast
An intense rainstorm arrived in the Boston area on Sunday morning and is expected to continue throughout the afternoon, literally raining on Tom Brady’s parade in his much-anticipated return to Foxborough. Fortunately for Patriots fans attending the game at Gillette Stadium, the rain is expected to subside during the first half and be gone by halftime.
New England is fortunate that the schedule-makers put this game at 4:25 p.m. ET instead of 1 p.m. If the game had started in the early window, the entire game would have been affected by rain. Everyone would have gotten completely drenched and the game would have been a sloppy mess.
While the field will still be soaked, at least the second half should feature some clean football. Regardless, expect both teams to play conservatively in the first half and go run-heavy to avoid turning the ball over.
Both teams feature excellent running games, after all, especially New England if Rhamondre Stevenson (questionable with illness) suits up as expected.
Accordingly, expect a low-scoring first half, but look for things to open up in the second half as both offenses find their rhythm and air it out more. That type of game script could favor the Pats, who are looking to upset a more talented Eagles squad with their ground attack and elite defense.
Will the nasty weather conditions end up favoring New England? Time will tell.
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