NFL Cold Weather Statistics

In soccer, the only equipment a player can change is the choice of cleats. For the best performance, players will make the decision on which cleats to wear based on weather conditions.

Studies on the impact of cold temperatures on the game of football have shown that while cold weather may affect the individual players, the overall impact on the game is minimal.

Cold Weather Stats:

  • Punts average only 3 yards shorter.
  • Passing completeness dropped by 2%.
  • Accurate field goals were reduced by less than 2%.
  • Scoring stays roughly the same despite the cold temperatures.

In fact, teams that play in domed stadiums only win about 20% of their games while visiting cold weather opponents; which is 17% less than when warm weather teams’ travel north.