HOUSTON — Sunday’s Super Bowl is being played in a track with a retractable roof, so continue could turn a cause when a Patriots and Falcons accommodate Sunday in Houston.
Obviously, if a roof during NRG Stadium is closed, afterwards continue won’t be a factor, though a NFL is anticipating that a roof will be open when a diversion kicks off during 6:30 p.m. ET.
Eric Finkelstein, a NFL’s executive of events, pronounced this week that a joining won’t make a final call on either a roof will be open until Saturday, Feb. 4.
“If a continue cooperates with us — that we wish it does — a roof will be open,” Finkelstein told a Associated Press.
The problem for a NFL is that right now, it doesn’t demeanour like a continue is going to cooperate.
Current Super Bowl LI forecast
The stream foresee in Houston is job for sleet on Super Bowl Sunday. The good news for a NFL is that a sleet is ostensible to finish off via a day.
AccuWeather says that there’s a 40 percent chance for sleet in Houston on diversion day. However, even with a forecast, a joining still competence cruise opening a roof given a possibility of sleet is approaching to go down to 16 percent as a afternoon turns into a evening.
On a other hand, a foresee from Weather.com isn’t many better. With only dual days to go until a large game, Weather.com’s foresee says that there’s a 40 percent possibility of sleet on Super Bowl Sunday, that includes a 20 percent possibility of sleet in a evening. The NFL doesn’t wish a Super Bowl to get rained on, that means a 20 percent possibility of sleet competence be adequate for a joining to keep a roof closed.
If a Weather.com indication is a many accurate, we’re expected going to be examination an indoor diversion on Sunday. However, if a AccuWeather foresee is right, it’s probable a joining will keep a roof open. Again, a roof preference will be done on Feb. 4.
Keep in mind, a Super Bowl is still dual days away, so a foresee could change during any time. We’ll he updating a continue foresee daily so that we have a many accurate information.
When it comes to personification indoors or outdoors, there competence not be dual some-more resisting quarterbacks in a joining than Tom Brady and Matt Ryan. Ryan played 9 indoor games in 2017 while Brady played in zero. That’s right, Brady didn’t play a singular diversion inside of a architecture all season.
Coincidentally enough, a final time Brady played indoors came in Houston when a Patriots kick a Texans 27-6 in Dec 2015. In that game, Brady finished 22 of 30 for 226 yards with dual touchdowns.
As for Ryan, a Falcons went 5-2 in outward games this year and 6-3 in indoor games.
The Falcons have been extravagantly some-more successful personification indoors via Ryan’s career with a Falcons going 58-30. In those 88 games, Ryan has averaged 266.6 yards flitting (23,461 total). In those 88 games, Ryan has thrown 150 touchdown passes and 67 interceptions.
In outward games, Ryan has a career record of only 27-27. In those 54 games, he has averaged 263.7 yards, that is really identical to his indoor number. However, Ryan has thrown 90 touchdown passes and 47 interceptions, that means his TD-to-INT ratio of 1.91 touchdowns for any interception isn’t utterly as considerable as his indoor TD-to-INT ratio of 2.24 to 1.
On Brady’s end, a Patriots quarterback has been widespread indoors, going 16-4. Brady has averaged 269 yards per diversion indoors while averaging only 259 yards in outward games. Brady has thrown 42 touchdown passes and 17 interceptions indoors for a TD-to-INT ratio of 2.47-to-1, that is nowhere nearby his astronomical outward ratio of 3.07-to-1.
Basically, both quarterbacks have been good either they’re personification indoors or outdoors. However, a Falcons’ 27-27 record outward suggests that a group as a whole struggles when it moves outside.
One other note, both quarterbacks have played fewer than 10 games in a retractable-roof track like NRG. We lumped those in with a architecture games, given a roof was sealed when they played any game.
However, if we demeanour during those individually, here’s what we get:
- Tom Brady: 6-2 record, 188 of 280 for 2,370 yards, 67.1 execution percentage, 16 touchdowns, 8 interceptions.
- Matt Ryan: 2-3 record, 111 of 203 for 1,326 yards, 54.7 execution percentage, 9 touchdowns, 9 interceptions.
Well, it looks like Brady does have one advantage: He seems to be extremely improved than Ryan when personification in a track with a retractable roof.
(Indoor/outdoor stats via ProFootballReference.com)