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Packers 49ers temperatures could decide the outcome on NFL Wild-Card weekend

The cheese-heads will be ready, no matter what the temp is Sunday.
The cheese-heads will be ready, no matter what the temp is Sunday.
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The Packers 49ers temperatures at game time may be more of a topic than the game itself. The Green Bay Packers fans love their team, but this weekend's NFC Wild-Card game vs the 49ers may be too tough to bare, even for the most dedicated cheese-heads.

According to a report on Jan. 3 an arctic front is expected to push through just in time for this weekend's NFC wild-card game. Temps are expected to be around 0 to 5 below at kickoff on Sunday afternoon.

That's the good news.

The bad news is the field nicknamed the "The frozen-tundra" could see temperatures as low as -10 during the game with the real feel wind chill as low as -25 to -30. Can you say "Ice Bowl II?"

Green Bay players may be more used to the cold than the 49ers, but either way, those temps are hard to deal with no matter what. Packers cornerback Tramon Williams says it's just part of the game.

"It stings a little bit more outside," cornerback Tramon Williams said Thursday about ball drills. Wearing a stocking cap, wind pants and snow boots, Williams looked as if he was getting ready to join a sub-zero tailgate.

"Can't dodge it, man," he said with a laugh. "Can't dodge it at all. But, yeah, it's going to be a cold one, one of those rare ones."

You would think the NFL would have scheduled the game for the early slot on Sunday, but San Diego and Cincinnati got the early spot.

The 49ers and Packers kick-off from the frozen tundra at 4:40 p.m. EST on Sunday.

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