Dueliní Andy Daltonís Bengals Try to Weather it out against Tony Romoís CowboysThe following article is a guest blog by ProFSL's partner, NFLWeather.com. What fantasy football implications may come from the conditions in this game?
Heading into week 14 of the NFL season, winter weather is becoming a factor in the game planning of NFL coaches. Starting in Cincinnati, two teams face off that are in dyer need of a win if they want to see their respective playoff chances come to fruition. The Dallas Cowboys will travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in what looks to be quite a wet one. NFLWeather.com
forecasts showers with the possibility of thunderstorms after 10am and a high near 59 degrees.
With rain being a strong possibility come game time, both teams are preparing and coming up with a game plan to combat this weather. The Cowboys game plan on offense should be simple, protect quarterback Tony Romo and hold onto the ball. If Dallasí offensive line can give Romo time in the backfield, it will allow them to open up the playbook and run more plays down the field.
For the Bengals, it will be interesting to see how this rain affects A.J. Greenís performance. Andy Dalton will probably rely on more short routes and screen plays in the rain, especially with DeMarcus Ware breathing down his back. Also expect running back Ben-Jarvus Green-Ellis to have a big day. The Law Firm is a definite Start for deep fantasy football leagues His physical running style is perfect for this type of weather where ground and pound is more prevalent.
According to NFLWeather.comís Historical Analytics
, the Bengals are only .500 in the rain over the last three years. Simultaneously, the Cowboys are 1-2
, having on played in the rain on the road. Both teams are going to be laying everything out on the line this Sunday but the Cowboys are traveling into unfamiliar territory against an up and coming young offense. Both teams need this win to stay alive in the playoff hunt. Expect a physical, low scoring ball game. The winner of this duel will be the team that does not shoot itself.