Tom Brady played in the cold against the Titans in October 2009 at Gillette Stadium. (Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — The coldest game in NFL history's believed to be the Ice Bowl—the 1967 league championship between the Cowboys and Packers in Green Bay. It was -13 degrees with a wind chill of -36.
It won't be like that when the Patriots and Chiefs kick-off Sunday at 6:40 p.m. in the AFC title game, but it'll be cold. The Kansas City forecast calls for an arctic blast—temps just below 10 degrees at that first kick and, eventually, maybe well below zero.
Pats linebacker Dont'a Hightower says it is what it is.
"In my experience, there's not really much you can do with the cold," he said. "As far as the actual temperature, Bill said it best, give us a ball and a field and we'll be there. I'm sure it's gonna be a great environment, the cold's gonna be a part of it. We're just looking forward to getting out there and competing."
Here's something fun, though: Tom Brady's 24-4 in games when its below 30 degrees at kickoff, and that includes a 12-1 record in the playoffs with last weekend's blowout of the Chargers.
But, 21 of those 28 games were played in Foxborough.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports