tampa bay buccaneers
San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, December 11
4:25 p.m. Eastern Time
The 49ers could actually benefit from some bad NFL weather in the rain against the Buccaneers on Sunday, particularly if it benefits the defense.
Locals in Northern California are likely to get a few rain storms from time to time, particularly with the statewide drought that has taken place in recent years.
However, if there is an exception, it is usually during a San Francisco 49ers football game.
While Sunday’s contest between the Niners and the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers might not feature the “atmospheric river” or “cyclone bomb” that hit Levi’s Stadium in the early part of the 2021 season against the Indianapolis Colts, there are still threats. of rain for what must be a provocative game, however.
The week 14 fight will see quarterback Tom Brady return home to face his boyhood team, only the second time in his career he has been able to play San Francisco in the Bay Area.
Line up in front of him? None other than this year’s Mr. Irrelevant, rookie quarterback Brock Purdy, the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Brady and the Bucs’ offense have not been good this season, no. But a Purdy-led offense could also be frustrating.
All told, both teams’ defenses rank in the top five, with Tampa Bay at No. 5 in scoring and the 49ers at No. 1 in fewest points allowed.
Usually, rainy NFL weather benefits the defense. So, loosely assuming, maybe that means the best defense has the most benefit, right?
NFL Weather: Forecast of possible rain during 49ers vs. buccaneers
Tailgaters, take note.
The NFL weather for Sunday’s contest between the Niners and Buccaneers does not call for a torrential downpour. But there’s a 28 percent chance of rain at kickoff, and the percentage increases throughout the game.
Skies will be cloudy with winds from the southwest at eight miles per hour.
The humidity will be 68 percent, while the starting temperature will be 53 degrees.
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Long story short, and those in Northern California will know, it’s pretty cold with some possible showers. Wear something that is waterproof or you don’t mind getting a little wet.
As for the players? Well, Levi’s Stadium won’t be flooded, but it could mean some slippery conditions.
One can only hope that the home team will benefit when San Francisco hosts the Bucs on Sunday, December 11 at 4:25 pm ET.