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Baltimore Ravens football has become synonymous with two things in the past two seasons: Dramatic comeback wins and dramatic weather conditions. This season’s defending Super Bowl champs have not had it easy, starting with the first game, so why not continue the trend for the final home game. In fact, if you could bottle it all up and say one team would fight almost every possible weather element to distract them, it would be a hard sell. This year, that is exactly what the Ravens have done and will continue to deal with:

Week 1: Lightning

September 5, 2013

Monday night in Denver

Delayed start 33 minutes

Week 11: Tornado Warning- Touchdown 100 miles south

November 17, 2013

Chicago

Delay 1hour, 5 minutes in the 1st Quarter

*Ironically Justin Tucker just kicked a 52 yard Field Goal to put the Ravens up 10-0. They lost the game

**Washington, IL had 190 mph winds with EF-4 twister.

Week 14- Snow

December 8, 2013

Baltimore- Home Game Vs Minnesota Vikings

Heavy snow- covered the field. BWI reported 1 inch, but up to 5” was measured nearby.

No delays but 5 touchdowns were scored in the final 2:05. The Ravens won!

Week 16- Record Heat, Possible Thunderstorms

December 22, 2013 – First FULL DAY of Winter

Baltimore- Home Game vs. New England Patriots

Forecast: Record High Temperature 73°F, Showers and maybe a thunderstorm.

The old record high in Baltimore is 70°F, set in 1889.

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The year 2013 may be attributed:

Last season’s run to the Super Bowl title took the team on the road through Denver on January 12th with a kick off temperature of 13°F. A week later on January 20th, the 41°F at New England may have seemed mild, but the wind was gusting between 35-40 mph. During the Super Bowl itself on February 3rd , inside the dome the weather wasn’t the issue, but the power outage in the 3rd Quarter stopped play for 34 minutes. Darkness was the issue there, but the point it, all three games, the Ravens won.

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As the Ravens close out 2013 with two must winds to secure their playoff birth and AFC North Title, it might be fitting to continue to battle the conditions. The long-range outlook for the final game in Cincinnati next week on December 29th appears quite with wintry weather about 150 miles north. However if luck would have it, that icy mix might be pushed farther south. It will be something to watch and maybe a new element for bookies to gamble on?

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