The Phillies were up by two runs when the rain started falling in the fourth inning. Amid gale-force winds and a downpour, the teams played on for another inning-and-a-half until the field and the players couldn't take it anymore. It was the first World Series game ever suspended due to weather.
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This matchup stands as the coldest World Series game ever (38 degrees, with 15 degree wind chills). Both clubs took batting practice in the snow - a huge difference from Games 1 and 2, which were played in sunny Miami -- before the Indians tied the Series with a 10-3 victory.
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Played at Lambeau Field, the Ice Bowl is the coldest NFL game on record in terms of actual temperature (-13 degrees). The cold overwhelmed the field's heating system, leaving the surface hard and icy, and the referees relied on hand signals throughout the game after their whistles froze to their lips on the opening kickoff. The Packers went on to a 21-17 win.
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Ice Bowl II
The second Ice Bowl at Lambeau Field was actually much warmer than the first (-1 degree). If the cold wasn't tough enough for 60 minutes, the game went into overtime. In the extra period, Lawrence Tynes booted a game-winning, 47-yard field goal for a 23-20 win and a trip to the Super Bowl.
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A thick fog rolled into Chicago's Soldier Field during the second quarter of the Divisional Playoff game between the Bears and Eagles, cutting visibility to about 20 yards for the rest of the game. One fan summed up the situation with a poster that said: "WHAT THE FOG IS GOING ON?" The Bears went on to a 20-12 win.
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At a frigid and snow-covered Foxboro Stadium, Tom Brady ushered in the NFL's new "Tuck rule." Charles Woodson and the Raiders thought they sealed a win by forcing a Brady fumble, but the ruling was overturned, a new rule was born, and Tom Brady took another step toward his first Super Bowl ring with a 16-13 victory.
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The Mud Bowl
Before the AFC Title Game, the Dolphins decided to leave their field uncovered during a Miami rainstorm. The tough conditions helped them limit Jets quarterback Richard Todd to 103 yards on 15-37 passing. They also intercepted five of his passes en route to a 14-0 win.
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Played on new sod that was practically underwater from torrential rain, this game was ugly from the beginning. It was delayed by lightning, and no one scored during the game's first 59:43. A 24-yard field goal was the difference in the Steelers' 3-0 win.
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In one of the windiest games on record, the gusts shook the uprights, roared through the referee's microphone and blanketed the field with swirling hot dog wrappers. It didn't stop the 49ers from going for a last-second field goal before intermission. The kick was short, and the Bears' Nathan Vasher returned the miss 108-yards for a touchdown, as Chicago rolled to a 17-9 win.
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