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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Patriots give Chargers not-so-subtle reminder of frigid temperatures

The New England Patriots have benefitted from sub-zero temperatures and inclement weather numerous times over the years during the postseason, and they want to remind the Los Angeles Chargers that Mother Nature is once again on their side for a playoff game.

On Sunday, a Patriots employee taped an outdoor thermometer to the wall at Gillette Stadium right near where the Chargers will take the field. It read roughly 20 degrees at the time and is not expected to change much before kickoff.

The Chargers have overcome plenty of obstacles this season, and they are a perfect 9-0 outside of LA. If any team is not going to be intimidated by freezing temperatures, it should be this one. The Chargers were able to beat the Baltimore Ravens in a tough road environment last week, though they may have benefitted from some controversial plays.

But you can’t blame the Patriots for trying. They’re certainly more accustomed to the cold than many of their opponents, so that should give them an advantage.

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