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Patriots wouldn't mind bad weather vs. Chargers: 'We’ve been waiting for a snow game'

Ryan Hannable
January 08, 2019 - 10:00 am

FOXBORO -- The early forecast for Sunday's AFC divisional round game indicates cold and potentially snowy conditions.

Monday morning, the long-range forecast called for the potential of 3-5 inches of snow during the game, but that has changed since as now there's just a small chance of snow showers.

Still, the weather was a big topic in the Patriots locker room on Monday.

“We’ve been waiting for a snow game," wide receiver Phillip Dorsett said.

“Obviously if it’s a snowstorm it’s going to be different," he added. "If it’s not, it’s kind of like light rain. It doesn’t really matter. Whatever we get, we’ll be ready to play."

Second-year defensive end Deatrich Wise likes weather games.

“I love playing in elements. The clear sky, it’s alright, it’s OK. It’s football weather, I guess," he said. "But all the legendary games when I watched football when I was young, it was on grass and it was muddy -- watching highlights of cats like Deacon Jones, Reggie White, all them guys and their jerseys just full of mud.”

On the other hand, Bill Belichick won't even be thinking about snow until Sunday.

“I usually don’t worry too much about the forecast until the day of the game because it is pretty hard to get that right," he said on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria Monday. "We’ll see what happens.”

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