Was tonight the coldest NFL game ever? The San Francisco 49ers VS Green Bay Packers game certainly did its best to try and earn the name of Ice Bowl 2.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Erin Andrews’ 49ers game experience has been showing people just how cold it is, although the conversation got bizarre when someone asked about her tongue and licking the goal post…
Weather predictions claimed there could be drops to -50 degrees when including wind chill even before the 49ers vs Packers game began. But in order to receive the record for the coldest NFL game ever temperatures would need to beat those set by Ice Bowl 1967, which was -13 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill colder than -48 degrees.
That Ice Bowl record also was set at Lambeau Field and featured the Green Bay Packers going up against the Dallas Cowboys. Lambeau Field also happens to be the spot where two other coldest NFL game records have been set, getting in the top 10 for 1990, 1993, and 2008.
Unfortunately, while the game was indeed played in bone-chilling cold, the afternoon start wasn’t quite so bad as to qualify as Ice Bowl 2 or as the coldest NFL game ever. The temperature was a relatively “warm” five degrees positive at kickoff, with a wind chill of 10 below zero.
But both figures dipped as the night went on. Early weather reports expected the worst to get to -50 degrees, which would have set one part of the record if it had actually happened (it didn’t, as far as I can tell). And as the game wore on some people seemed to be losing hope of setting the record for the coldest NFL game ever. But now some on Twitter are reporting it just barely managed to beat Ice Bowl 1967… sort of:
But that’s comparing wind chill versus regular air temperatures.
So far I’m having trouble confirming the lowest temperatures during the San Francisco 49ers VS Green Bay Packers game, with the numbers varying from report to report. As far as I can tell, there hasn’t been an official announcement. Still, even if it’s not Ice Bowl 2, it probably will still qualify in the top 10 for the coldest NFL game record if Lambeau Field managed to eke past the 10th place lowest temperature of 2 degrees. That’s also assuming the NFL counts anything beyond the kickoff temperature record. We will update this article once we know for certain if any record has been broken.
Update: According to NJ.com, the kickoff does indeed determine the coldest NFL game records, so unfortunately this so-called Ice Bowl 2 didn’t make the cut for the top 10.