Minnesota QB Brett Favre's going to be watching the forecast carefully, and probably swearing at it.
It's going to be c-c-c-cold here Sunday night, although the rain-sleet-whatever that's pelting the area at the moment will have passed.
Though he played in Green Bay for 16 years, the most recent evidence is that Favre's Southern roots are showing.
He played three games last year for the Jets in which the temperature dipped to 40 degrees or lower. In those games (1-2), he was a combined 58-of-104 for 641 yards with a touchdown and five interceptions, for a 57.4 rating. Granted, he was battling arm problems, but the parenthetical evidence of Favre wilting when it gets cold is starting to mount, after playoff meltdowns in recent years and un-Favre-like numbers in Decembers.
He was 43-6 at home as the Packers QB when it was 34 degrees or colder, but on the road, that goes away. He was 1-6 on the road at 34 or colder.
In his past five road games at 34 or below, he's thrown that one touchdown against 11 picks.
Is it enough to give the Panthers a chance? Probably not. But it might be worth turning up the AC in the Minnesota locker room.