With temperatures in the mid-30s, it is cold and there is also significant wind whipping through the stadium, with the orange flags atop the goal posts fluttering. A wind advisory for Foxborough had previously been issued through 6 p.m. ET.
A plow came onto the field shortly after 12 p.m. ET to begin the process of removing snow.
Meanwhile, a tarp was not placed on the playing field, which potentially could lead to a slick FieldTurf surface by the time the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff arrives. At the same time, local forecasts are predicting that precipitation should be over by that time.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a 32-4 regular-season record when the temperature is 40 or below. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is 8-7 in the regular season in those conditions.
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