KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Weather predictions for the AFC Championship Game on Sunday have moderated greatly and the game no longer threatens to be one of the coldest in NFL history.
The AccuWeather forecast for Kansas City calls for a high temperature of 29 degrees and an overnight low of 23 degrees on Sunday for the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots. Kickoff will be at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Earlier in the week, forecasts for game time ranged from the single digits to below zero.
Even before the forecast moderated, neither team seemed concerned about the potential conditions. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he didn't plan to wear a glove, just the handwarmer he usually keeps around his waist in colder weather.
"We're going to get ready for the Chiefs. Whatever it is, it is," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said earlier in the week. "... Love to play in a championship game. Schedule it wherever you want. We'll be there.''