Matt LaFleur is getting the Packers prepared for a cold one
The Green Bay Packers are entering their Week 15 matchup still in the hunt for a wild card spot. The Packers’ playoff chances improved after the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night. That makes the Packers’ Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Rams a must-win game. Head coach Matt LaFleur will have to get his team ready to win in the cold.
According to Stadium Forecast, the game could be played with the temperature in the single digits. The low temperature for Monday night in Green Bay is predicted to be nine degrees. The Packers struggled in wintery conditions in their Thursday Night Football loss to the Tennessee Titans earlier this year.
According to Rob Demovsky with ESPN, head coach Matt LaFleur commented Thursday on the weather conditions for Monday’s Packers game. LaFleur said the team would use practices this week to get used to the temperatures before Monday.
“It will be good for our guys to get acclimated. It’s a little warmer than it’s going to be on Monday night, but the cold is our friend.”
Matt LaFleur on the snow that came overnight in GB and the possibility of a single-digit-temperature game on MNF vs. the Rams:
"It will be good for our guys to get acclimated. It's a little warmer than it's going to be on Monday night, but the cold is our friend."
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 15, 2022
The weather should be more of a friend to the Packers than the Rams. According to Weather.com, the expected temperatures in Los Angeles for Friday are a high of 69 and a low of 45. So the Rams players are currently acclimated to warmer conditions this week. This should give the Packers an advantage over the Rams. The Packers could have an easier time running the ball in those conditions, especially if Aaron Donald isn’t 100 percent.