Arizona Cardinals: Cold weather won’t be an issue despite schedule concerns
Final thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals in cold-weather games
Through all of the research done, I don’t fear the Arizona Cardinals losing if they do play a late-season game in the cold. If the team is as good as advertised, they will find a way to beat the opposition. Other things concern me more, like say, coaching decisions that make me more nervous than the cold weather.
The other thing on my mind is that Arizona plays at Seattle every year. Everyone knows that and even though they usually don’t play Seattle until it’s late October on the road. To bring up the old Joker meme: Play Seattle in the cold every year, no one bats an eye. Yet the year we’re set to play Cleveland potentially late into the season, everyone loses their minds?
Lumen Field and FirstEnergy Stadium are both near large bodies of water. The only difference in the weather is their climate classification (CSB/CFB for Seattle, and DFA for Cleveland) for those of you who know the Koppen Weather Classification System. The Cardinals have won four of the last five matchups on the road against the Seahawks. The weather shouldn’t be feared. The Cleveland Browns roster and scheme should be of more concern.
So the next time you think of the Arizona Cardinals in a cold-weather game, chill a little bit. Let the game play itself out first, and then decide on if the weather truly affected the result.