How will the weather impact Chiefs-Ravens AFC Championship Game?

What elements will the Chiefs be dealing with in the title game?

Kansas City Chiefs v Baltimore Ravens
Kansas City Chiefs v Baltimore Ravens / Cooper Neill/GettyImages
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The Kansas City Chiefs will head to Baltimore for the AFC Championship Game. It's the Chiefs' sixth straight trip to the AFC title game but this will be the first time they've had to try and punch their ticket to the Super Bowl in another team's stadium. They already ended the Bills' season, can they do the same to the Baltimore Ravens?

With this game not taking place in Kansas City, it might be a little tougher to keep up with the weather forecast for the Chiefs/Ravens game. How is the weather looking in Baltimore for Sunday?

Chiefs vs. Ravens weather forecast

According to NFL Weather, there's a chance of rain for the AFC Championship Game in Baltimore, as of this writing. The temperature itself will feel like a heatwave after that AFC Wild Card game two weeks ago, as it'll be 46° and will feel like 41°. The rain could continue throughout the game while the temperature isn't expected to change much.

If there is rain throughout the game, that could mean both offenses lean on their run games more. The Chiefs ran the ball well last week in Buffalo but we all know that running the ball is the Ravens' bread and butter. Baltimore rushed for over 200 yards against the Texans in the AFC Divisional Round with Lamar Jackson notching 100 of their 229 rushing yards.

Patrick Mahomes is no stranger to playing in the elements so a little rain isn't going to mean he won't be airing out the football. It could, however, mean that the Ravens lean even more so on their rushing attack (including having Jackson take off and scramble) and this was a weakness for the Chiefs defense last week.

Kansas City's defense got shredded on the ground in Buffalo with the Bills rushing for 182 yards and Josh Allen collected 72 rushing yards against this D. For whatever reason, the Bills went away from running the ball at the end of the game, and that worked in KC's favor.

Hopefully the weather forces Lamar Jackson to make mistakes and the Chiefs can capitalize on those mistakes to punch their ticket to yet another Super Bowl appearance.


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