Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots Weather Report

Aug 16, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shakes hands with Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano following the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Buccaneers 25-21. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Today the Buccaneers travel to the northeast and Gillette Stadium. Last week, weather wreaked havoc on the beginning of the game delaying the contest for more than an hour, it doesn’t appear Bucs fans will have to wait long after announced kick off this week to get some “must win” action.

It will be a little on the cool side for the Buccaneers liking as the forecast calls for mid 60′s for most of the afternoon. There will likely be clouds overhead for most of the day with a possibility of the sun poking through in the second half. The good news is, though rain is in the forecast, it should be long gone by the time the game gets underway, and should stay away throughout the Bucs’ first victory. Knock on wood.

The Buccaneers have effectively turned themselves into a defensive juggernaut over the first two weeks of the season, so poor weather could actually benefit the team as we move through the season. However, it doesn’t appear as though they’ll get an advantage from today’s expected weather.

It will be very muggy in Foxboro with the humidity reaching nearly 90%. So players on both teams will feel as if it’s a lot hotter and stickier than the 64 degree temperature number dictates.

Last week was a weather nightmare when it came to getting the game in, but I didn’t feel as if it affected the outcome or even the style of play of either team. This week it shouldn’t have any impact either.

Topics: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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