Tropical storms potentially affecting #NFL games isn’t a new thing in September but usually only involves the three Florida teams if they are home. However, potential Tropical Strom Ophelia is currently churning off the Atlantic coast and while Florida is in the clear, it most definitely could affect three NFL matchups Sunday: Bills at Commanders, Colts at Ravens and Patriots at Jets with the totals for all three dropping this week.
Patriots-Jets opened with a total of 38, which is already low, and now it’s a miniscule 36.5 with 36 very much in play. Here’s the forecast for East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday: “Periods of rain. Potential for heavy rainfall. High around 65F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.” #NEvsNYJ
#TakeFlight looks to end a 14-game losing streak in the series. The only team with a current longer winning streak over another club is Kansas City’s 15-game run against Denver. The Jets have been hapless offensively since Aaron Rodgers went down on the fourth offensive snap of the season. Zach Wilson has a QB rating of 55.3, by far the NFL’s worst. He threw three picks in last week’s blowout loss in Dallas to fall to 8-15 all-time as a starter. He’s 0-4 career vs. New England with the Jets averaging a scant 9.8 points in those games. Wilson has just two TDs to seven picks and didn’t even reach 80 yards passing in two of the four.
The forecast for Washington, D.C. on Sunday: “A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 67F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.” The total for Bills-Commanders was as high as 45.5 but is down to 43. The surprising Commanders are 2-0 for the first time since 2011 and looking to start 3-0 for the first time since 2005. Washington is only the sixth team this century to start 2-0 despite trailing by at least six in the second half in each game
If it’s pouring, that obviously will hamper passing. #BillsMafia QB Josh Allen leads the NFL in completion percentage at 77 and is seeking consecutive starts without turnover for the first time since 2020. #BUFvsWSH
And the forecast for Baltimore is essentially the same as D.C. since the cities are only 40 miles apart: “A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 68F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.”
The Colts-Ravens total has dropped from 44.5 to 44 and that’s a bit more in flux than the others because of the uncertain status of good-looking Indy rookie QB Anthony Richardson, who remains in the concussion protocol. It’s looking as if Gardner Minshew will start. #INDvsBAL