Chiefs vs. Steelers weather forecast: Rain expected on Monday Night Football

Justin Sullivan

The forecast says Monday Night Football should be a wet contest.

The weather will be cool and wet as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Kansas City Chiefs for Monday Night Football at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

The rain, which is already at a constant, light drizzle, may cause an interesting dynamic if conditions get slippery enough, especially as Heinz Field is notoriously sloppy when the rain comes down. Despite a 1-7 record, the Kansas City Chiefs are the third-best rushing team in the NFL. Feature-back Jamaal Charles, along with Shaun Draughn and Peyton Hillis, power a Chiefs run game that averages 150 yards per game.

The Steelers, however, are pass-centric behind big Ben Roethlisberger. Leading rushers Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman combine for less yards than Kansas City's Charles has by himself. An overly-wet surface and ball could make this game, currently with a 13-point spread, a bit more interesting.

The forecast for kickoff is 46 degrees with rain showers and a west wind at 13 miles per hour. By the second half, the temperature is expected to drop to 42 degrees with continued rain and a nine mile-per-hour wind. Already, the wind's effects are being felt, as the grounds crew know all too well.

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