The 49ers and Giants are meeting up in Sunday's NFC Championship Game in a matchup that could feature messy conditions. The current forecast calls for showers and 10 mph winds, but the system coming through the Bay Area could get worse before then.
The potentially nasty conditions have lowered the over/under from 45 points to 42 points. The two teams are next expected to put a ton of points on the board and the weather only lessens that chance. If there is a continuous rain on Sunday, there are a couple of possibilities to consider. On the one hand, it could slow things down across the board with players slopping around in the mud trying to maintain their footing. On the other hand, if the pass rush is slowed in the mud and reactive secondaries are struggling to adjust in the mud, could we see the passing games actually pick up a bit?
The chance of precipitation has been moving up and down all week long. It is currently sitting around 40% but given how the Bay Area can be, it could change drastically between now and Sunday. If there is inclement weather, it could make for an interesting battle on a muddy field.
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