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Everyone’s been talking about the weather all week, and both teams appear prepared to deal with the conditions of MetLife Stadium. Temperatures are expected to be near 40 at kickoff, but it will be chilly in the evening, especially when the wind howls. Manning has a career record of 8-11 playing outdoors when the temperature is below 40 degrees, with 30 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. He’s 1-2 this season with losses to New England and San Diego in night games and a win over Tennessee in an afternoon game. In Seattle’s one game this season in which the temperature was below 40, the Seahawks beat the Giants 23-0 at MetLife in 36 degree conditions.
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