Bad-Weather NFL Games
1945 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
The Cleveland Rams covered their feet with straw and pulled parkas over their jerseys when freezing weather arrived during a 15-14 win over Washington.
1948 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Philadelphia Eagles players look on during their 7-0 win over the Chicago Cardinals. The championship game was played during one of the worst snowstorms in Philadelphia history.
1956 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
The Giants wore sneakers on the frozen field at Yankee Stadium and beat Chicago, 47-7. Trailing 34-7 at the half, the Bears then switched to sneakers, but it was too late. Here, the Giants' Alex Webster heads upfield after catching a Charlie Conerly pass.
1967 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
It would have gone down as one of the NFL's greatest games even if the conditions were ideal. The temperature at kickoff was minus-13 degrees for the "Ice Bowl," a game that saw Green Bay win 21-17 on Bart Starr's 1-yard sneak.
1978 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Sleet and freezing temperatures in Pittsburgh didn't slow the Steelers, who rolled to a 34-5 win. Here, the Steelers sack Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini. The teams combined for 14 turnovers, nine by the Oilers.
1980 AFC DIVISIONAL GAME
With temperatures in single digits, play was pretty sloppy between the Raiders and Browns. Here, Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes intercepts Brian Sipe during Oakland's 14-12 win in Cleveland.
1981 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
One week after winning dramatically in Miami in OT, the Chargers had to battle not only the Bengals but also minus-9 degree weather in Cincinnati. The Bengals won easily, 27-7, as Dan Fouts, above, and the high-powered San Diego offense struggled.
1988 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
49ers players try to stay warm on the sideline during their 28-3 win over the Bears in Chicago. A minus-26 wind-chill factor and a game-time temperature of 17 degrees made playing conditions horrible.
1995 AFC DIVISIONAL GAME
Though sporting an NFL-best 13-3 mark (8-0 at home) and a decisive home-field advantage considering the temperature (11 degrees) and wild-chill factor (minus-9), the Chiefs didn't look acclimated to the conditions. The Colts won, 10-7.
2001 AFC DIVISIONAL GAME
Heavy snow made this Raiders-Pats game in Foxborough, Mass., difficult. In a controversial call using instant replay, an apparent fumble by Tom Brady was ruled an incomplete pass. The Pats won 16-13 in what became known as the "Tuck Rule Game."
2007 NFC Championship Game
Minus-3 degree temperatures greeted the Giants and host Packers in the 2007 NFC title game. Lawrence Tynes rebounded from a tough outing in the conditions to nail the game-winning kick in OT and propel New York to the Super Bowl.