However, that forecast appears to have been premature, as expected kickoff temperatures steadily increased heading into the weekend. The Patriots survived the shootout because Brady did what he does best: leading his team up the field with under a minute left to set up kicker Stephen Gostkowski for the game-winning field goal as time expired.
While certainly not balmy, the term "arctic blast" is no longer being thrown around and savvy bettors are taking advantage.
Since Tyreek Hill got to the National Football League in 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs have faced the Patriots twice.
If the Patriots win Sunday, Brady will reach his ninth Super Bowl. The Chargers never sacked Brady and hit him only twice.
In addition to keeping the Patriots' passing game in check, Berry and the defense will have to slow down New England's fifth-ranked rushing attack, which is coming off a 155 yard game in last week's playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts. After a surprisingly mortal regular season, Touchdown Tom transformed into a playoff God against the Chargers, burying the Bolts with a steady diet of short passes, a lot of them to Julian Edelman (9-151-0) and James White (15-97-0).
The over is 5-0 in the Chiefs' last five games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
But considering Lewis once said he'd rather have Rex Ryan than Bill Belichick, we shouldn't be surprised with his selection.