Tensions were high heading into Sunday’s Patriots-Jaguars game at TIAA Bank Field, as it was a rematch of the 2017 AFC Championship game.
But that wasn’t all that was high.
The gametime temperature was, too, as it was 97 degrees, with a heat index of 107. That made it the hottest game in Jaguars history.
Not only that, it was the hottest NFL game played in 15 years.
It will be interesting to see how players remain hydrated throughout the game. They could be subjected to cramping and dehydration in the second half, and the heat could certainly play a big role as the game progresses.