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Predicted Snow and Wind in PIT this week (1 Viewer)

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Just in time for the playoffs.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy with snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.

http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/USPA1290_f.html

I wasn't sure exactly how bad a snow shower was, so I looked it up.

snow shower (n)

Definition: a period of brief intermittent snowfall when the air temperature is lower than 32° F

Example: Some accumulation is possible with a snow shower, making our driveway tricky.

Doesn't sound too bad, but the 30 degree temp and wind could be a factor. Also going up against PIT D in these conditions, I might consider starting Tyler Thigpen. Anyone else worried about the matchup and weather combo?

 
I have been thinking about the same thing. I have Frerotte vs. Det & I want to lean towards him, but with this being the first round of the playoffs, I'm not sure that I can pull the trigger.

 
I would be thinking of not playing him if I had him. Luckily, my opponent for the first week of the playoffs has him and his back-up is Eli, who's scenario against Philly is not much better.

 
I tend to throw out the forecast in making fantasy decisions. For one the forecasts are just as often wrong as they are right and secondly the weather usually doesn't have that big of an impact on the players anyway unless the conditions are extereme.

Snow showers in Pittsburgh in December is not extreme.

 
I tend to throw out the forecast in making fantasy decisions. For one the forecasts are just as often wrong as they are right and secondly the weather usually doesn't have that big of an impact on the players anyway unless the conditions are extereme. Snow showers in Pittsburgh in December is not extreme.
:confused: Starting Romo
 
It is a long way off and things could change a bit by then but freezing temps, wind, snow and the Steelers D is a very bad combo for any QB.

 
I tend to throw out the forecast in making fantasy decisions. For one the forecasts are just as often wrong as they are right and secondly the weather usually doesn't have that big of an impact on the players anyway unless the conditions are extereme.

Snow showers in Pittsburgh in December is not extreme.
Except last year's 16th week when there was horrid weather from Chicago to New England. From Favre (CHI) 17-32 for 153-0 to Manning (BUF) 7-15 for 111-0 = LOSSES. I would not be so quick to dismiss it. That weather SUCKED!!!!
 
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I tend to throw out the forecast in making fantasy decisions. For one the forecasts are just as often wrong as they are right and secondly the weather usually doesn't have that big of an impact on the players anyway unless the conditions are extereme. Snow showers in Pittsburgh in December is not extreme.
Agree... I use weather as one of the final tiebreakers, if I have two guys dead even (unless it's a kicker and it's windy... like CLE or CHI windy).
 
just like all the weather threads last week Im really starting to think it doesnt matter at all.

Hartley and Bryant kicked 2 and 3 FG's each in that monsoon. SO not a big deal

 
I'm benching Romo for Rodgers this week, not because of the weather, but b/c of the Pitt Defense. If they were playing teh bungles or someone else with bad weather, I'd probably stick with Romo

 
Not much discussion about Roethlisberger here. My two cents:

The good news is he does seem to handle inclement weather well. He seems to be a good bad-weather player.

The bad news is he hasn't done much of anything all year and the Cowboys' D will pressure him relentlessly.

It's hard to see him passing for more than 200 yards and 2 TDs if it was sunny and 85. Not sure he'll do any better than that if weather is a factor.

 
I'm benching Romo for Rodgers this week, not because of the weather, but b/c of the Pitt Defense. If they were playing teh bungles or someone else with bad weather, I'd probably stick with Romo
I was thinking the same thing. The weather by itself is not all that concerning to me. The weather plus the Steelers is a concern to me. But my choice is easy. I have Warner against the Rams. I wouldn't be starting Romo no matter what unless of course he was playing the Rams!?!?!So being a Rams homer I will get at least some joy this week after suffering through watching them play each and every week on TV!?!?!
 
Not much discussion about Roethlisberger here. My two cents:The good news is he does seem to handle inclement weather well. He seems to be a good bad-weather player.The bad news is he hasn't done much of anything all year and the Cowboys' D will pressure him relentlessly. It's hard to see him passing for more than 200 yards and 2 TDs if it was sunny and 85. Not sure he'll do any better than that if weather is a factor.
The health of Ware will certainly be a factor in how relentless the pressure will be. If it turns out Ware cannot play or is limited by the injury, it changes things.
 
I think for teams that play indoors on fast tracks like Dallas this is a huge deal. How many bad weather games has Romo been in as a starter. Any recall where he put up his usual 300+ yards and 3 TD's in rain/snow/wind? I just don't see it.

 
I'm a Romo/Rothelsberger/Ryan owner. I think that in this situation, Ryan gives me more consistent scoring. I'm not opposed to starting Romo, because he is Romo....and in bad weather funky things can happen that will get you your points.....but by the same token.....the weather and the D could just as easily shut him down. Romo could go under 150 and no TD's in this situation, while I think Ryan will get more more.

High Risk/High Reward.... Romo

Average Scoring with an slight upside against the Saints D....Ryan

 
I think for teams that play indoors on fast tracks like Dallas this is a huge deal. How many bad weather games has Romo been in as a starter. Any recall where he put up his usual 300+ yards and 3 TD's in rain/snow/wind? I just don't see it.
Let's be serious here, weather or not Romo is not going to put up 300 and 3 td's vs Pitt and this is coming from a big Cowboys fan. Pitts D is to good for that to happen. I would say 225-250 1-2 td's 1-2 int's. If you have a decent backup play them this week. The weather just makes this move simple. Lucky for me I have a bye this week. :football: BTW Dallas does not play indoors.
 
My backup is Delhomme, so this isn't much of a decision for me, but Romo's my starter.

He's been my $ player all year. I'm sticking with him and believing he'll get decent numbers against Pitt.

Maybe I'm listening to Trent Dilfer and Mark Schlereth too much, but both those guys are high on Romo and feel like his mobility in the pocket negates a lot of Pitt's rush; FWIW they also see a Cowboys run through this 4-week gauntlet that "will" (Dilfer) or "could" (Schlereth) put them on the path the Giants took last year (this is all via ESPN Radio segments). I respect those two analysts quite a bit...if it was Hoge or Emmitt I'd dismiss it, but these two generally know their stuff.

Long story short, I'm sticking with Romo and hoping/trusting that this game and the next few are the games in which he truly comes of age as an NFL QB.

 
Tony Romo has thrown for 300-plus yards the last two games. That gives him six 300-yard games in nine starts this season, putting him one game shy of the franchise record he set last season.

It's an understatement to say the odds are against Romo getting to the 300-yard mark Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Peyton Manning's 240 passing yards are the most allowed this season by the Steelers, who have by far the league's stingiest passing defense (166.8 yards per game). Pittsburgh allowed one 300-yard game last season, and that was by MVP Tom Brady. You have to go back to Nov. 12, 2006, when New Orleans' Drew Brees threw for 398 yards in a loss, to find a foe who had a 300-yard game at Heinz Field.

From Dallas Morning News

 
footballnerd said:
Just in time for the playoffs.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy with snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.

http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/USPA1290_f.html

I wasn't sure exactly how bad a snow shower was, so I looked it up.snow shower (n)

Definition: a period of brief intermittent snowfall when the air temperature is lower than 32° F

Example: Some accumulation is possible with a snow shower, making our driveway tricky.

Doesn't sound too bad, but the 30 degree temp and wind could be a factor. Also going up against PIT D in these conditions, I might consider starting Tyler Thigpen. Anyone else worried about the matchup and weather combo?
:no: Must be nice to have such ignorance
 
broncofan13000 said:
Benching romo for cassell
Ditto. In fact looking at their matchups, I'll probably end up starting Cassell over Romo as long as I'm alive in the playoffs.
 
I think for teams that play indoors on fast tracks like Dallas this is a huge deal. How many bad weather games has Romo been in as a starter. Any recall where he put up his usual 300+ yards and 3 TD's in rain/snow/wind? I just don't see it.
Let's be serious here, weather or not Romo is not going to put up 300 and 3 td's vs Pitt and this is coming from a big Cowboys fan. Pitts D is to good for that to happen. I would say 225-250 1-2 td's 1-2 int's. If you have a decent backup play them this week. The weather just makes this move simple. Lucky for me I have a bye this week. :no: BTW Dallas does not play indoors.
I'm not naive enough to expect 300/3. But I'd take 250/2 TD/1 INT in a heartbeat. Those are very solid numbers, especially in Pittsburgh. And in my league, that's anywhere from 19-25 points, depending on the length of the TDs. I'd take it.
 
I think for teams that play indoors on fast tracks like Dallas this is a huge deal. How many bad weather games has Romo been in as a starter. Any recall where he put up his usual 300+ yards and 3 TD's in rain/snow/wind? I just don't see it.
Let's be serious here, weather or not Romo is not going to put up 300 and 3 td's vs Pitt and this is coming from a big Cowboys fan. Pitts D is to good for that to happen. I would say 225-250 1-2 td's 1-2 int's. If you have a decent backup play them this week. The weather just makes this move simple. Lucky for me I have a bye this week. :no: BTW Dallas does not play indoors.
I'm not naive enough to expect 300/3. But I'd take 250/2 TD/1 INT in a heartbeat. Those are very solid numbers, especially in Pittsburgh. And in my league, that's anywhere from 19-25 points, depending on the length of the TDs. I'd take it.
Kind of how I feel. Not hoping for a thirty point game, but a 20-pointer would be nice.
 
footballnerd said:
Just in time for the playoffs.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and windy with snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.

http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/USPA1290_f.html

I wasn't sure exactly how bad a snow shower was, so I looked it up.snow shower (n)

Definition: a period of brief intermittent snowfall when the air temperature is lower than 32° F

Example: Some accumulation is possible with a snow shower, making our driveway tricky.

Doesn't sound too bad, but the 30 degree temp and wind could be a factor. Also going up against PIT D in these conditions, I might consider starting Tyler Thigpen. Anyone else worried about the matchup and weather combo?
:confused: Must be nice to have such ignorance
haha, that's what happens when you from Cali! :gang1: I was actually worried it meant a mix of rain AND snow, then Romo would be buried at the end of my bench.
 
the Steelers Defense is awesome, the lesser part of their Greatness is there pass defense. nobody runs on the steelers, the weather and Barber's sore foot i think will make it impossible for the boys to run. the weather may be bad and normally conducive to running but i see no way Dallas can run the ball to stay in or win this game. Tony may turn over the ball but i gotta believe he's gonna have to put up some numbers in this game. bad weather always slows down the defense more than it does offense do to defense being so much reaction. pass rushing isn't nearly as effective in snow or slop(taking harrison/woodley down a notch). i don't worry about roy williams or witten dropping passes but TO and crayton in supposed bad conditions is cause for concern

 
Ugh - playoff game and its either Romo or Thigpen - Tyler has been very good but just can't bench Romo in this spot for the KC QB!

 
Bad weather doesn't stop passing unless it is really really bad. Look at the Broncos Jets game. The weather was far from ideal but Cutler did alright didn't he? Romo needs to be more worried about the Steelers D than the weather.

The cupcake games of Seattle and SF are now behind him. Also factor in that Marion Barber may not play or may be under 100% and it could be a tough day for the Cowboys offense all around.

I don't have Romo but I did have have Nick Folk starting the last 2 weeks and I cut him loose this week. The weather forecast after all really effects kickers more than QB's.

 
FavreCo said:
Godsbrother said:
I tend to throw out the forecast in making fantasy decisions. For one the forecasts are just as often wrong as they are right and secondly the weather usually doesn't have that big of an impact on the players anyway unless the conditions are extereme.

Snow showers in Pittsburgh in December is not extreme.
Except last year's 16th week when there was horrid weather from Chicago to New England. From Favre (CHI) 17-32 for 153-0 to Manning (BUF) 7-15 for 111-0 = LOSSES. I would not be so quick to dismiss it. That weather SUCKED!!!!
Last year's 15th week didn't do me any favors either--going in with Brady, LT, Witten...and lost to the 7th seed primarily due to Brady.In this case it might make the difference with me playing Shockey in the dome vs Witten at a tough Pittsburgh defense.

 
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FavreCo said:
Godsbrother said:
I tend to throw out the forecast in making fantasy decisions. For one the forecasts are just as often wrong as they are right and secondly the weather usually doesn't have that big of an impact on the players anyway unless the conditions are extereme.

Snow showers in Pittsburgh in December is not extreme.
Except last year's 16th week when there was horrid weather from Chicago to New England. From Favre (CHI) 17-32 for 153-0 to Manning (BUF) 7-15 for 111-0 = LOSSES. I would not be so quick to dismiss it. That weather SUCKED!!!!
did you watch football last weekend? it was nasty everywhere east of the Mississippi..didn't stop Eli from throwing for 220+ yards in the first half, didn't stop Cutler from tearing it up, or Big Ben, or A. Rodgers. Weather forecasts and their perceived effects on football games are over-hyped..blizzards,white-outs, Nor'easters, yes..cold 30 degree temps and 'some' snow, not so much. Big Ben threw for over 300 yards in the snow/wind/cold against SD a few weeks ago, didn't seem to affect him too much. It was cold and pouring rain here in NJ last weekend, yet Cutler lit up the Jets..how was the weather for the Cincy-Balt game? Flacco lit it up as well!if anything, I'd be looking more at Romo's record away, on grass, than looking at the weather for the game..

 
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FavreCo said:
Godsbrother said:
I tend to throw out the forecast in making fantasy decisions. For one the forecasts are just as often wrong as they are right and secondly the weather usually doesn't have that big of an impact on the players anyway unless the conditions are extereme.

Snow showers in Pittsburgh in December is not extreme.
Except last year's 16th week when there was horrid weather from Chicago to New England. From Favre (CHI) 17-32 for 153-0 to Manning (BUF) 7-15 for 111-0 = LOSSES. I would not be so quick to dismiss it. That weather SUCKED!!!!
did you watch football last weekend? it was nasty everywhere east of the Mississippi..didn't stop Eli from throwing for 220+ yards in the first half, didn't stop Cutler from tearing it up, or Big Ben, or A. Rodgers. Weather forecasts and their perceived effects on football games are over-hyped..blizzards,white-outs, Nor'easters, yes..cold 30 degree temps and 'some' snow, not so much. Big Ben threw for over 300 yards in the snow/wind/cold against SD a few weeks ago, didn't seem to affect him too much. It was cold and puring rain here in NJ last weekend, and Cutler lit up the Jets..how was the weather for the Cincy-Balt game? Flacco lit it up as well!if anything, I'd be looking more at Romo's record away, on grass, than looking at the weather for the game..
:thumbup: Weather is the biggest over-reaction in FF....

 
FavreCo said:
Godsbrother said:
I tend to throw out the forecast in making fantasy decisions. For one the forecasts are just as often wrong as they are right and secondly the weather usually doesn't have that big of an impact on the players anyway unless the conditions are extereme.

Snow showers in Pittsburgh in December is not extreme.
Except last year's 16th week when there was horrid weather from Chicago to New England. From Favre (CHI) 17-32 for 153-0 to Manning (BUF) 7-15 for 111-0 = LOSSES. I would not be so quick to dismiss it. That weather SUCKED!!!!
did you watch football last weekend? it was nasty everywhere east of the Mississippi..didn't stop Eli from throwing for 220+ yards in the first half, didn't stop Cutler from tearing it up, or Big Ben, or A. Rodgers. Weather forecasts and their perceived effects on football games are over-hyped..blizzards,white-outs, Nor'easters, yes..cold 30 degree temps and 'some' snow, not so much. Big Ben threw for over 300 yards in the snow/wind/cold against SD a few weeks ago, didn't seem to affect him too much. It was cold and pouring rain here in NJ last weekend, yet Cutler lit up the Jets..how was the weather for the Cincy-Balt game? Flacco lit it up as well!if anything, I'd be looking more at Romo's record away, on grass, than looking at the weather for the game..
Good point--but not so reassuring. It's a drop of one third in ppg. :eek:
 
How many bad weather games has Romo been in as a starter.
I'm sure he ran into plenty while playing (and setting school and conference passing records*) at Eastern Illinois.It's going to come down to how others play around him.*[Romo played college football at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. As a sophomore in 2000, Romo ranked second in Division I-AA in passing efficiency, completing 164 of 278 (59%) passes for 2,583 yards and 27 touchdowns. After the season, he was honored as an All-America honorable mention, an All-Ohio Valley Conference member, and the OVC Player of the Year. As a junior, he led Division I-AA in passing efficiency, completing 138-of-207 passes for 2,068 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was selected to the AP All-America third team, All-Ohio Valley Conference first team and the OVC Player of the Year.On December 19, 2002, Romo was the first player in Eastern Illinois and Ohio Valley Conference history to win the Walter Payton Award, given annually to the Nation's top player at the NCAA Division I-AA level. He finished his career holding school and conference records with 85 touchdown passes. His last college game was a playoff loss to Western Illinois University. He was second in school and third in conference history with 8,212 passing yards. He was also second in school history with 584 completions and 941 attempts. As a senior, he set school and conference records for completions with 258 in 407 attempts for 3,418 yards, ranked him second in conference and third in school history for a season. He threw for 34 touchdowns and scored one rushing touchdown. Romo's 3,149 yards in total offense as a senior ranked third in school and conference history. Along with the Walter Payton Award, Romo earned consensus All-America honors. He was also selected All-Ohio Valley Conference and was named OVC Player of the Year for the third straight year.]
 
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did you watch football last weekend? it was nasty everywhere east of the Mississippi..didn't stop Eli from throwing for 220+ yards in the first half, didn't stop Cutler from tearing it up, or Big Ben
You think passing for less than 200 yards in a game is tearing it up?
 
I would not be surprised to see a lot of 4/5 WR sets from Dallas. The sooner they get the points on the board the sooner they can pin their ears back and attack the putrid Steeler offense.

 
Manning and Wayne torched this same defense a few weeks ago.

I'm also agonizing over benching TO or not. But I'm leaning towards rolling with him (Lance Moore would be my other option).

 
FavreCo said:
Godsbrother said:
I tend to throw out the forecast in making fantasy decisions. For one the forecasts are just as often wrong as they are right and secondly the weather usually doesn't have that big of an impact on the players anyway unless the conditions are extereme.

Snow showers in Pittsburgh in December is not extreme.
Except last year's 16th week when there was horrid weather from Chicago to New England. From Favre (CHI) 17-32 for 153-0 to Manning (BUF) 7-15 for 111-0 = LOSSES. I would not be so quick to dismiss it. That weather SUCKED!!!!
did you watch football last weekend? it was nasty everywhere east of the Mississippi..didn't stop Eli from throwing for 220+ yards in the first half, didn't stop Cutler from tearing it up, or Big Ben, or A. Rodgers. Weather forecasts and their perceived effects on football games are over-hyped..blizzards,white-outs, Nor'easters, yes..cold 30 degree temps and 'some' snow, not so much. Big Ben threw for over 300 yards in the snow/wind/cold against SD a few weeks ago, didn't seem to affect him too much. It was cold and puring rain here in NJ last weekend, and Cutler lit up the Jets..how was the weather for the Cincy-Balt game? Flacco lit it up as well!if anything, I'd be looking more at Romo's record away, on grass, than looking at the weather for the game..
:rant: Weather is the biggest over-reaction in FF....
plus Steelers D? I know if the weather was bad vs CLE or MIA, Romo would be in my lineup in a second.

 
The latest weather report from Pittsburgh calls for flurries & temperature at gametime around 25. Winds will be 21mph gusting to 30mph, windchill of about 5.

And I'll be heading down to tailgate around 1:00 !!!! :excited: :banned: :(

 
The latest weather report from Pittsburgh calls for flurries & temperature at gametime around 25. Winds will be 21mph gusting to 30mph, windchill of about 5.
That's absolutely brutal and terrible news for both team's passing games. Is there anybody starting Roethlisberger this week?
 

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