Leading up to this week’s Eagles versus Buccaneers game, there’s been a lot of talk about how the hot Tampa weather will be a factor at Raymond James Stadium. Now that game day is here, let’s look at the forecast. Graphic via Weather.com:
It’s going to feel like 103 degrees around today’s 1:00 PM kickoff.
To make matters worse for the Eagles, the Buccaneers opted to wear their road white jerseys, which means Philadelphia will have to wear their home midnight green jerseys.
I hardly think the Eagles’ dark jerseys absorbing more sun than their road whites will totally flip this game, but it certainly doesn’t make things easier for them.
In addition to the heat, it’s also worth noting there’s a chance of rain. It looks like it’ll be a passing storm at most, so we don’t have to worry about a repeat of last week’s Titans versus Dolphins delay.
Here’s hoping the Eagles adequately prepared for today’s weather. Break out the pickle juice if necessary.
UPDATE: Spuds checking in to tell us the Eagles will have air-conditioned benches.