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Posted: Saturday, 11 January 2014 7:20AM

Wind and rain expected throughout Saints game in Seattle



It looks like the game will be wet and windy in Seattle Saturday as the Saints battle the Seahawks for a trip to the NFC Championship.

"Rain chances are at least 90 to 100 percent for showers and rain...maybe some thunderstorms," says WWL-TV Chief Meteorologist Carl Arredondo.

The forecast calls for a high near 49, but Carl says it'll feel much colder.

"Winds for the game will be at 20 to 30 miles per hour, with higher gusts from the west-southwest to the west-northwest. So, it looks like, with those temperatures in the 40s and those strong winds, they may be dealing with wind chills in the 20s and 30s during the game."

The Saints used wet footballs during practice this week to prepare for the conditions.

Coach Sean Payton said, though, that the wind is an even bigger concern than the rain.

"I think you pay attention to that very closely," Payton explained.  "They are calling for 100% chance of rain so that can mean a lot of different things, but the wind means a little bit more.  I think you pay close attention to that.  How long can you make the quarter last when you are with the wind.  How quick can you make a quarter go by when you are against it?  Paying attention to the clock with regards to your last punt or their last punt, it is all field position related.  Those are just a few of the things, but if it gets north of 15 miles an hour then it impacts what’s going on in two quarters, your return game, special teams are significant.  Chances are there are two quarters with the kickers that both teams have where there’s a good chance of a touchback, not necessarily a guarantee.  Then the other two quarters your coverage units get stressed more because the ball is not going as deep and same thing for a punt."

 

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