The Frozen Tundra was more like a sauna on Sunday afternoon.
With a kickoff temperature of 89, the Green Bay Packers officially played the hottest home game in Lambeau Field history.
Before Sunday, it was never warmer than 85 degrees for a Packers home game since they began recording temperatures in 1959. And that game wasn’t even in Green Bay. The 85-degree game came at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, where the Packers used to play two home games a season through the 1994 season. It was against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 10, 1978.
Players from both the Eagles and Giants took a knee around Sproles following an awkward plant and hit from safety Darian Thompson. Trainers were looking at the knee area.
Sproles was able to walk off under his own power, though, and the concern quickly turned to his wrist as he held his right arm in obvious pain as he headed indoors.
Hicks and Cox were both lost in the second quarter, further depleting a defense that was already down cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Jaylen Watkins, as well as safeties Rodney McLeod and Corey Graham.
Despite the injuries, the Eagles’ defense shut the Giants out in the first half, thanks in large part to a goal-line stand at the end of the second quarter.