The 2014 Super Bowl is just days away, but for the two competing teams, their pre-match training plans have been thrown into disarray by the adverse weather conditions in the New York area.
Snow could force both the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos to train indoors over the next few days – which, although not ideal, at least allows the teams to continue practicing ahead of the biggest fixture of the NFL calendar.
Temperatures are currently down to around -10 degrees Celsius in East Rutherford, while it actually feels considerably colder, making it virtually impossible for the players to train outdoors.
But both the Jets' base in Florham Park, NJ (where the Broncos are training) and the Giants' complex in the Meadowlands (where the Seahawks are based) are equipped with indoor facilities.
"I'd prefer [to practice on] grass," the Broncos' head coach John Fox told reporters. "It saves our players' legs, but if need be we'll go indoors or on their synthetic surface."
While Seahawks' boss Pete Carroll commented: "I understand there's snow on the field and they're somewhat frozen, so we could likely be indoors for most of the week," he said. "As we always do, we'll figure that out on a day-to-day basis. We like to get out when we can. We'll have to see if it's available to us."
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