The Ravens could get some help from Mother Nature when they play host to the New Orleans Saints Sunday.
According to weather.com, the projected high at M&T Bank Stadium is 35 degrees. Although the Saints are 3-3 under coach Sean Payton when they have to play in cold-weather cities in December – including a 34-30 win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 5 – New Orleans is accustomed to playing inside the friendly confines of the Louisiana Superdome."I think everybody prefers a warm climate," quarterback Drew Brees said during a conference call with Baltimore media Wednesday afternoon. "It is what it is. Obviously, we know it's going to be cold and probably windy and maybe snowy up there on Sunday. Whatever the conditions are, we'll just have to adapt and adjust."
According to weather.com, wind up to 15 miles per hour could also play a role, which Payton noted.
"I think the wind can definitely affect the passing game," he said. "I think the wind is probably more of a factor than possibly rain and/or cold temperatures. … You know that the elements are always something you have to pay attention to, and we had to in Cincinnati a couple weeks ago, and I'm certain that we'll have to again Sunday in Baltimore."