Here are the wettest games played in NFL history compared to the Bears
Here are the wettest games played in NFL history, originally appearing on NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago Bears played a soggy game Sunday at Soldier Field against the San Francisco 49ers. The field was visibly soaked and covered in puddles around the field.
Thankfully, the Bears got away with an upset 19-10 win in the rain over the 49ers. They capped off the Week 1 victory with an iconic, celebratory slide in the rain in the end zone.
Although Sunday’s game didn’t set any weather records, here are a few other games that were played in historically wet conditions.
The Mud Bowl – October 4, 1988
The Seattle Seahawks faced the Kansas City Chiefs in one of the worst floods on record. The game was delayed an hour between rounds of thunderstorms which added up to 5-6 inches of rain. There was 3.66 inches of rain on the ground before the game kicked off.
At the end of the first half, the score was tied at three points a piece. Half time was reduced to six minutes and fans were told to go to the protected areas of the stadium for security reasons. The final score ended 17-6 with the Chiefs taking the win.
“Muddy Night Football” – November 26, 2007
The Miami Dolphins took on the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road Monday night. Over an inch and a half of rain poured onto the field before the game.
The game was the lowest-scoring game ever in Monday Night Football, as Steelers kicker Jeff Reed hit a 24-yard routine with 20 seconds left in the game to win the game, 3 -0.
The Fog Bowl – December 31, 1988
Speaking on a related note to the Bears and bad weather, the 1988 Fog Bowl comes to mind.
Side note: what about games in historically bad weather in 1988?
The Bears greeted the Philadelphia Eagles with thick, suffocating fog filling the field. Chicago prevailed over former defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan, who was the Eagles head coach, with a 20-12 victory.
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