The NFL season is winding down, and our Week 16 matchups feature a Christmas Day game with the Cleveland Browns traveling to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers.
Then on Sunday, we'll see if Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can bounce back against the Carolina Panthers after being shut out last week against the New Orleans Saints.
While NFC East rivals the New York Giants face off against the Philadelphia Eagles and two teams looking to end the season strong, the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks, go head-to-head.
On Fridays throughout the season, we pick FOX NFL games based on how teams have historically performed in certain weather conditions using data from SportsWeather.
SportsWeather.com season record: 36-15-1
SportsWeather has its own metrics system that compiles historical game-time weather data and meshes it against both NFL teams and player historical performance.
SportsWeather doesn’t compile data for games that are played in domes and all data is from the last 14 seasons.
GAME 1: Cleveland Browns (7-7) at Green Bay Packers (11-3) - 4:30 p.m. Eastern on FOX (Christmas Day)
It's going to be cold in Green Bay on Saturday, but you'd expect nothing less at Lambeau Field in late December. It's forecast to be 27 degrees (Records - Browns: 11-20; Packers: 27-12), with 6 mph winds (Records - Browns: 32-70; Packers: 83-44-1), but no Christmas Day snow as there's a 0% chance of precipitation (Records - Browns: 54-115; Packers: 105-57-2).
PICK: SportsWeather.com gives the edge to the Packers and predicts them to beat the Browns.
GAME 2: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-4) at Carolina Panthers (5-9) - 1 p.m. Eastern on FOX
Low 70s, in late December? That's what it will be in Charlotte on Sunday afternoon for this matchup. Near perfect weather conditions as it's forecast to be 70 degrees at game time (Records - Tampa Bay: 31-53; Carolina: 49-48-1), the wind blowing at 6 mph (Records - Tampa Bay: 54-76; Carolina: 74-64-1) and a 0% chance of precipitation (Records - Tampa Bay: 69-83; Carolina: 87-81-1).
In the last three seasons, in these same weather conditions, the Panthers have a record of 10-17 when the temperature was at 70 degrees, 15-22 when the wind was blowing at 6 mph and 17-31 when there was a 0% chance of precipitation. While Tampa Bay has gone 13-15, 19-20 and 27-20, respectively, in the same conditions over the last three seasons.
PICK: SportsWeather.com gives the edge to Tampa Bay and predicts them to beat the Panthers.
GAME 3: New York Giants (4-10) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) - 1 p.m. Eastern on FOX
The wind could play a factor in this NFC East matchup, especially when it comes to the kicking game. Winds are expected to be blowing at 14 mph (Records - Giants: 29-23; Eagles: 35-32-1) at the start of the game. The temperature is expected to be in the mid-40s at 44 degrees (Records - Giants: 22-20; Eagles - 26-24) and there's a 0% chance of precipitation (Records - Giants: 75-86; Eagles: 94-81-2).
PICK: SportsWeather.com gives the edge to the Eagles and predicts them to beat the Giants.
GAME 4: Chicago Bears (4-10) at Seattle Seahawks (5-9) - 4:05 p.m. Eastern on FOX
It's going to be a cold and wet one in Seattle on Sunday. The Pacific Northwest is expected to be slammed with rain and snow through Christmas weekend and that's definitely going to have an impact on this game. It'll only be 17 degrees at the start of the game (Records - Chicago: 6-7; Seattle: 2-5), with snow likely as there's an 80% chance of precipitation (Records - Chicago: 5-0; Seattle: 5-1). The wind may also play a factor as it is expected to be blowing at 13 mph (Records - Chicago: 35-33; Seattle: 25-10).
PICK: SportsWeather.com gives a slight edge to the Bears and predicts them to beat the Seahawks.
Make sure to check out SportsWeather.com just prior to the game for any late-breaking conditions that could impact the outcome as weather (wind forecasted weather) oftentimes rapidly change.