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Weather outside is frightful for Patriots

12/12/2010

Given the brutal conditions expected at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon, ESPN Stats & Information examined how New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has handled the elements in the recent past.

In Brady's three cold-weather games since 2009, his long-ball efficiency has dropped considerably. Brady has completed 19 percent of his throws that travel 15 yards or longer. In other games, he has completed 46 percent of those passes.

In that span, the Bears have played four games in similar conditions and have limited opposing quarterbacks to a 28.6 completion percentage on throws of 15 yards and farther.

ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols braved the weather to give this pregame report: