The Detroit Lions’ direct opponent today is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but they’ll also have the heat to contend with. Game time temperatures will be in the upper eighties with mostly sunny skies.
Conditions like that makes the Lions ability to rotate defensive line personnel particularly important. Can they wear out the Tampa offensive line? That will be one key to watch as the game enters the fourth quarter. Training Staffs will have to keep their players hydrated to avoid cramping but general fatigue may take over at some point.
Check out the hourly forecast for the Tampa, FL from the Weather Channel: