Having flown into the area on Sunday, both teams are settling in and bracing for the cold week ahead. One of the main concerns for both coaches are the practice field conditions, according to ESPN.com. Not surprisingly, the fields are snowy and frozen, making them useless.
"We haven't had a chance to get over there yet, but we understand there's snow on the fields and they're frozen and we likely could be inside for most of the week," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.
For now, it appears both teams will have to practice indoors at the New York Jets and Giants training facilities. Seattle will work in East Rutherford where the Giants practice and Denver will head out to Florham Park to practice in the Jets' building.
Ultimately, both teams will be able to get all the practice time they need, but will have to do it on a synthetic surface instead of grass, a concern for Broncos head coach John Fox, per ESPN.
"We'll look at the fields and test the fields, and we brought our grounds crew people," Broncos coach John Fox said. "I understand the indoor facility is very much like ours, except their field house is completed, which is a big difference. So we may or may not go in there. I'd prefer grass. It saves out players' legs. But if need be, we'll go indoors or on their synthetic surface."