Anytime the Buccaneers play a game away from the friendly weather confines of Raymond James Stadium the weather in the city our Bucs are visiting must be taken into account when thinking about the game to come.
This week, the Buccaneers head to New Jersey, don’t let the names on the jerseys fool you, to face the New York Jets. The host of the coming Super Bowl, MetLife Stadium sits about a half hour drive from downtown New York in the city of East Rutherford.
The northeast can have some brutal weather including rain, sleet, snow, and temperatures down well below zero. But for the Week 1 tilt between the Buccaneers and Jets, the weather appears as if it will be perfect.
Sunny, high of 80, and little to no chance of rain. Absolutely perfect football weather for a team like the Bucs who practice in 100°+, while maybe slightly hot for the Jets. Like I said, perfect.
The humidity is expected to hover around the mid to low 50′s which is manageable in 80° weather. Winds will gust around 20 mph but it’s expected to be rather calm for most if not all of the football game.
For the Buccaneers, all of this is great news. The Bucs believe they are the more talented team, and therefore do not want any funky weather conditions that could throw off the flow of the game. Looks like we’ll get our wish.
Mother nature is going to do her part, now it’s time for Josh, Revis, and the boys to bring home the first W of the year.