Crews battle rain around the NFL

Mother Nature has been challenging the football players this week. The Patriots and Jets were forced to play in the rain and the wet conditions continue around the league. Take a look at photos of the crews working hard to keep the field in good shape.


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Stadium employees push rain water off the tarp at Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Stadium employees push rain water off the tarp at Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago
Stadium employees push rain water off the tarp at Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
<p class="regdt">A member of the grounds crew stand by the tarp as air is blow onto the field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)</p>
A member of the grounds crew stand by the tarp as air is blow onto the field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

A member of the grounds crew stand by the tarp as air is blow onto the field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

<p class="regdt">Stadium employees push rain water off the tarp at Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)</p>
Stadium employees push rain water off the tarp at Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Stadium employees push rain water off the tarp at Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

<p class="regdt">Stadium workers removes the tarp on a rainy day before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)</p>
Stadium workers removes the tarp on a rainy day before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Stadium workers removes the tarp on a rainy day before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

<p class="regdt">Fans take pictures of Lambeau Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)</p>
Fans take pictures of Lambeau Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Fans take pictures of Lambeau Field before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

<p class="regdt">Kevin Van Ness plays a clarinet before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)</p>
Kevin Van Ness plays a clarinet before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

Kevin Van Ness plays a clarinet before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

<p class="regdt">Fans take cover from the rain outside Soldier Field as they arrive for an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)</p>
Fans take cover from the rain outside Soldier Field as they arrive for an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Fans take cover from the rain outside Soldier Field as they arrive for an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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