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Bears/Packers game could be among coldest in NFL history

Posted: 2:38 PM, Dec 15, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-16 12:07:22Z

This Sunday's game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers in Chicago's Soldier Field could be among the coldest in NFL history. 

According to the National Weather Service, game time temperature is expected to be 0 degrees. With winds of 10 to 15 MPH, the wind chill could be as low as minus 20. 

According to the NFL, there have been 11 games where the game time temperatures were at or below 0 degrees. Sunday's game would also mark the coldest game in Soldier Field history. 

Sunday's game would be the coldest regular season game since the Packers hosted the Los Angeles Raiders on Dec. 26, 1993. 

To add insult to injury, Chicago is expecting a major winter storm this weekend. The area is expected to pick up 3-5 inches of snow this weekend. 

The record for the coldest NFL game in history was The Ice Bowl on Dec. 31, 1967 when temperatures in Green Bay's Lambeau Field was minus 13, and the wind chill was minus 48.