Browns vs Panthers: Weather could play a factor in game

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The Cleveland Browns face off with the Carolina Panthers this Sunday at 1 PM in Charlotte, North Carolina. Going into the game, there are a lot of question marks. Here are a few of the top ones:

We can add one more question:

  • How much will the weather impact the game?

As fans of the Browns know, weather can be the biggest variable in games. The team has played in blizzards, pouring rain and winds that changed the direction of almost every pass. The forecast from The Weather Channel for Saturday and Sunday calls for rain:

As shown above, a lot of rain is expected Saturday night with scattered thunderstorms coming during the game. A local meteorologist in Carolina believes the rain will be minimal during the game:

The rain the previous day along with some on-and-off rain on game day could lead to sloppy conditions. Those conditions could lead to a low-scoring game as receivers could have a hard time making cuts which could dramatically impact the timing of the passing game.

For fantasy football players, expect the running games of both teams to lead the way with quick passes the primary plays from the quarterbacks.

As always, the weather can be fickle and change pretty quickly. We will keep you up to date if there are significant forecast changes.

Story originally appeared on Browns Wire