Lambeau Field is called the Frozen Tundra for a reason. The Green Bay Packers often have to play in some of the coldest conditions in all of the NFL.
When the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings face off on Sunday Night Football, it will be 8 degrees in Green Bay. This would set the record for the coldest Packers-Vikings game in Lambeau history. Since Aaron Rodgers took over as the starter in 2008, the Packers have played in many cold games late in the season, both at home and away. Which ones have been the coldest?
Read about the 5 coldest Packer games in the Rodgers era below!
5.) December 23rd, 2017
Late-season division games are always cold, and this particular game is one most Packers fans would love to forget, and for good reasons.
The Vikings came to Lambeau Field in 10-degree weather and shut out the Packers. The game was a faceoff between Case Keenum and Brett Hundley since Rodgers was out with an injury. Hundley threw for two interceptions and completed less than 50 percent of his passes.
4.) December 8th, 2013
While Aaron Rodgers was out with a broken collarbone, Matt Flynn and the Packers faced off against the Atlanta Falcons as Green Bay tried to keep their playoff hopes alive on a cold 9-degree day.
The Packers were down in the 4th quarter until Matt Flynn threw a 2-yard touchdown to Andrew Quarless with 12 minutes left in the 4th quarter. The Falcons were unable to score again, and this got the Packers back to .500 with a 6-6-1 record.
3.) January 5th, 2014
The 2013 season was a cold one for Green Bay.
This wild card game between the San Francisco 49ers came after an up and down season thanks to a collarbone injury to Rodgers. They made it to the wild card after a week 17 division-clinching win against the Chicago Bears on a late pass to Randall Cobb.
The Temperature at kickoff against the 49ers was 5 degrees, and it was a close game throughout. Many Packers fans remember these 49ers games because Colin Kaepernick ran all over the field. The Packers lost to the 49ers on a field goal from Phil Dawson as time expired.
2.) December 7th, 2008
In Aaron Rodgers’ first season as the starter, The Packers played the Houston Texans in a game where the kickoff temperature was 3 degrees. The Packers were struggling all season and came into the game with a 5-7 record.
The Packers battled in the cold, where Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to both Jordy Nelson and Donald Lee, while Ryan Grant added one on the ground. Ultimately, the Packers lost on a 40-yard field goal from Kris Brown as time expired.
1.) December 22, 2008
Decembers in the Midwest are colder than cold. On this particular Monday night, it was 2 degrees at kickoff, with a windchill of -13 degrees in Chicago.
In this primetime showdown, the Packers took the lead in the 4th quarter, but Kyle Orton led a game-tying drive that ended with a Matt Forte rushing TD. The Packers ended up losing in overtime on a Robbie Gould kick.
It’s going to be a cold one in Green Bay, so if you are going to the game, make sure to bundle up!