Conditions shouldn’t factor into today’s AFC title game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass, - It may be 29 degrees outside, and I might have worn a button down shirt, sweater and pea coat on my way into Gillette Stadium, but the weather apparently isn’t bothering Joe Flacco.

The Ravens quarterback was out on the field a few minutes ago wearing shorts and a long-sleeve shirt as he warmed up with tight end Dennis Pitta.

I guess the Fu Manchus keep both guys warm.

It’s definitely chilly here in Foxboro, but the conditions shouldn’t be a major factor today. There isn’t much wind swirling around the stadium right now, and after some decent snowfall yesterday, we aren’t expected to get any flakes this afternoon.

The Ravens probably wouldn’t be too upset if a heavy breeze did pick up at some point this afternoon, however.

Sunny skies and minimal wind favors Tom Brady and the Patriots’ aerial attack, while we saw in Cleveland earlier this season how the Ravens can control the clock with a heavy dose of the run when the conditions are poor.

I should have today’s inactives in about an hour or so, and I’ll check in with more pregame notes in a bit.

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