Dec 082013
 

Nothing can captivate a sports audience like a football game played in the snow. Some of the NFL’s most memorable games have been played in snowstorms and don’t think for a second that the two are not related. A boring game and ho-hum matchup can suddenly turn historic just because the green field turns white.

Below is a listing of NFL, AFL, and AAFC games that were played on a snow-covered field. Games played on an icy field or in a light snowfall are not included below.

This list is an ongoing project. If you have any cited information that can lead to additional games being added to the list please contact this site.

Research Method: To compile the list below I matched historical weather data provided by the Utah Climate Center with my NFL scores database. If I found it snowed near the location of a game, I went back into the newspaper and/or photo archives to find proof that the game was played on a snow-covered field. I was also aided by descriptions found in the linescores published by the Professional Football Researchers Association in their Members Only section.

For each NFL snow game listed below, I tried to find a photo and/or videos I could provide a direct link to. The photos and/or videos are owned by their respective owners. The links are provided for research and historical purposes only.

Special thanks to Brad Sullivan and the members of the Professional Football Researchers Association forums for providing additional information. Game scores were retrieved from Pro-Football-Reference.com and The Pro Football Archives.

NFL Snow Games

The snow games are sorted by cities/metro areas. To find specific teams simply do a page search by hitting CTRL-F.

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Games Cancelled or Postponed Due To Snow

 

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Baltimore, MD
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1969 12/7/1969 12 Baltimore Colts Detroit Lions 17-17
Source: Photo retrieved from the Salisbury (MD) Daily Times (12/8/1969, pp. 6) on 3/23/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
1973 12/16/1973 14 Baltimore Colts New England Patriots 18-13
Source: Photo retrieved from the Annapolis (MD) The Capital (12/17/1973, pp. 25) on 3/25/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
1982 12/19/1982 7 Baltimore Colts Green Bay Packers 20-20
Source: Photo retrieved from The Dubuque (IA) Telegraph-Herald (12/20/1982, pp. 6) on 3/24/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
2013 12/8/2013 14 Baltimore Ravens Minnesota Vikings 29-26
Source: Photo retrieved from ESPN.com on 12/8/2013.      
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Boston Metro Area
Boston, MA
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1935 12/1/1935 13 Boston Redskins Pittsburgh Pirates 13-3
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Charleston (WV) Gazette (12/2/1935, pp. 7) on 3/20/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
1945 11/4/1945 7 Detroit Lions Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers 10-9
Source: Photo retrieved from the New York Times (11/5/1945, pp. 15) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1964 12/20/1964 15 Buffalo Bills Boston Patriots 24-14
Source: Photo retrieved from The Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune (12/21/1964, pp. 19) on 3/20/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1970 12/13/1970 13 Minnesota Vikings Boston Patriots 35-14
Source: Photo retrieved from US PRESSWIRE (ID# 4767098) on 3/27/2012.
           
Foxborough, MA
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1978 12/10/1978 15 New England Patriots Buffalo Bills 26-24
Source: Footage retrieved from the Patriots 1978 NFL Films team highlights on 3/20/2012.
           
1982 12/12/1982 6 New England Patriots Miami Dolphins 3-0
Source: Footage retrieved from NFL.com on 12/8/2013. | Famous Snowplow Game
           
1983 12/4/1983 14 New England Patriots New Orleans Saints 7-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Lewiston (ME) Sun Journal (12/5/1983, pp. 8) on 3/22/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
2001 1/19/2002 Divisional New England Patriots Oakland Raiders 16-13
Source: Photo retrieved from Boston.com on 12/8/2013. | Famous Tuck Rule Game
           
2003 12/7/2003 14 New England Patriots Miami Dolphins 12-0
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 80015923) on 3/20/2012.
           
2003 12/14/2003 15 New England Patriots Jacksonville Jaguars 27-13
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 81393664) on 3/20/2012.
           
2003 1/18/2004 Conf Chmp New England Patriots Indianapolis Colts 24-14
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 110315123) on 3/20/2012.
           
2004 1/16/2005 Divisional New England Patriots Indianapolis Colts 20-3
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 82134810) on 3/20/2012.
           
2008 12/21/2008 16 New England Patriots Arizona Cardinals 47-7
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 88049823) on 3/20/2012.
           
2009 10/18/2009 6 New England Patriots Tennessee Titans 59-0
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 91982146) on 3/20/2012.
           
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Buffalo Metro Area
Buffalo, NY
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1920 12/5/1920 11 Akron Pros Buffalo All-Americans 0-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Buffalo Evening News (12/6/1920, pp. 18) on 5/27/2013 from fultonhistory.com.
           
1924 11/16/1924 8 Buffalo Bisons Dayton Triangles 14-6
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Davenport (IA) Democrat and Leader (11/17/1924, pp. 7) on 3/21/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
1947 11/9/1947 11 Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Dons 25-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (11/10/1947, pp. 22) on 3/21/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1963 12/8/1963 13 Buffalo Bills New York Jets 45-14
Source: Photo retrieved from an eBay auction by seller photorls2 on 3/21/2012.
           
1963 12/28/1963 Div Chmp Boston Patriots Buffalo Bills 26-8
Source: Photo retrieved from the New York Times (12/29/1963, pp. 109) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1967 11/5/1967 10 Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins 35-13
Source: Photo retrieved from an eBay auction by seller photorls2 on 3/21/2012.
           
1969 11/30/1969 12 Buffalo Bills Cincinnati Bengals 16-13
Source: Photo retrieved from the Athens (OH) Messenger (12/1/1969, pp. 9) on 3/20/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
1970 12/13/1970 13 Baltimore Colts Buffalo Bills 20-14
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 78184742) on 3/20/2012.
           
Orchard Park, NY
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1973 12/9/1973 13 Buffalo Bills New England Patriots 37-13
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 81447105) on 3/22/2012.
           
1975 12/20/1975 14 Minnesota Vikings Buffalo Bills 35-13
Source: Photo retrieved from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune (12/21/1975, pp. 33) on 3/21/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1989 12/10/1989 14 New Orleans Saints Buffalo Bills 22-19
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 247783) on 3/22/2012.
           
1990 1/12/1991 Division Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins 44-34
Source: Footage retrieved from the Bills 1990 NFL Films team highlights on 3/22/2012.
           
2000 12/17/2000 16 New England Patriots Buffalo Bills 13-10
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 653322) on 3/22/2012.
           
2002 12/1/2002 13 Buffalo Bills Miami Dolphins 38-21
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 2018153) on 3/21/2012.
           
2005 12/11/2005 14 New England Patriots Buffalo Bills 35-7
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 120974500) on 3/22/2012.
           
2009 1/3/2010 17 Buffalo Bills Indianapolis Colts 30-7
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 95566315) on 3/21/2012.
           
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Chicago, IL
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1925 11/8/1925 8 Chicago Bears Frankford Yellow Jackets 19-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (11/9/1925, pp. 23) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1925 11/8/1925 8 Chicago Cardinals Green Bay Packers 9-6
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (11/9/1925, pp. 23) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1925 11/29/1925 11 Chicago Bears Columbus Tigers 14-13
Source: Photo retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (11/30/1925, pp. 29) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1925 11/29/1925 11 Chicago Cardinals Rock Island Independents 7-0
Source: Photo retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (11/30/1925, pp. 29) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1926 12/19/1926 14 Chicago Bears Green Bay Packers 3-3
Source: Photo retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (12/20/1926, pp. 29) on 3/23/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1929 12/1/1929 11 Chicago Bears Frankford Yellow Jackets 0-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (12/2/1929, pp. 27) on 3/23/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1929 12/15/1929 13 Chicago Bears New York Giants 14-9
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (12/16/1929, pp. 36). on 3/27/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1932 12/11/1932 13 Chicago Bears Green Bay Packers 9-0
Source: Photo retrieved from The Milwaukee Journal (12/12/1932, pp. 9) on 3/20/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1949 11/24/1949 14 Cleveland Browns Chicago Hornets 14-6
Source: Game photo retrieved from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer (11/25/1949). Special thanks to Brad Sullivan.
Source: Game article retrieved from The Spokesman-Review (WA) on 3/20/2012.
           
1950 11/23/1950 11 Pittsburgh Steelers Chicago Cardinals 28-17
Source: Photo retrieved from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (11/24/1950, pp. 16) on 3/20/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1952 12/14/1952 12 Chicago Bears Chicago Cardinals 10-7
Source: Photo retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (12/15/1952, pp. C4) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1955 11/27/1955 10 Chicago Cardinals Chicago Bears 53-14
Source: Photo retrieved from The Milwaukee Journal (11/28/1955, pp. 11) on 3/20/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1956 11/25/1956 9 Chicago Cardinals Pittsburgh Steelers 38-27
Source: Photo retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (11/26/1956, pp. C1) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1958 12/7/1958 11 Chicago Bears Chicago Cardinals 30-14
Source: Photo retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (12/8/1958, pp. C1) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1958 12/14/1958 12 Chicago Bears Detroit Lions 21-16
Source: Photo retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (12/15/1958, pp. C1) on 3/22/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1991 11/24/1991 13 Miami Dolphins Chicago Bears 16-13
Source: Footage retrieved from the Dolphins 1991 NFL Films team highlights on 3/26/2012.
           
2010 12/12/2010 14 New England Patriots Chicago Bears 36-7
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 107790344) on 3/20/2012.
           
2010 1/16/2011 Divisional Chicago Bears Seattle Seahawks 35-24
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 113291534) on 3/20/2012.
           
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Cincinnati, OH
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1976 11/28/1976 12 Pittsburgh Steelers Cincinnati Bengals 7-3
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 130253963) on 3/22/2012.
           
1977 11/27/1977 11 Cincinnati Bengals New York Giants 30-13
Source: Photo retrieved from the New York Times (11/28/1977, pp. 52) on 3/23/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
Source: Photo retrieved from an eBay auction by seller lbarchives on 3/26/2012.
           
1984 11/18/1984 12 Seattle Seahawks Cincinnati Bengals 26-6
Source: Photo/article retrieved from The Victoria Advocate (11/19/1984, pp. 3B on 12/9/2013 from Google News Archive.
           
1993 11/28/1993 13 Cincinnati Bengals Los Angeles Raiders 16-10
Source: Footage retrieved from the Bengals 1993 NFL Films team highlights on 3/27/2012.
           
2000 12/17/2000 16 Cincinnati Bengals Jacksonville Jaguars 17-14
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 653819) on 3/23/2012.
           
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Cleveland, OH
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1927 11/6/1927 8 Cleveland Bulldogs New York Yankees 15-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (11/7/1927, pp. 29) on 3/22/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1937 11/21/1937 12 Washington Redskins Cleveland Rams 16-7
Source: Game photo retrieved from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer (11/22/1937). Special thanks to Brad Sullivan.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Painesville (OH) Telegraph (11/27/1937, pp. 9) on 3/22/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1954 12/19/1954 13 Detroit Lions Cleveland Browns 14-10
Source: Photo retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (12/20/1954, pp. C1) on 3/22/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1955 12/11/1955 12 Cleveland Browns Chicago Cardinals 35-24
Source: Photo retrieved from the Chicago Tribune (12/12/1955, pp. E4) on 3/22/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1959 11/29/1959 10 San Francisco 49ers Cleveland Browns 21-20
Source: Photo retrieved from the Hayward (CA) Daily Review (11/30/1959, pp. 27) on 3/22/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
1960 11/6/1960 7 New York Giants Cleveland Browns 17-13
Source: Photo retrieved from the New York Times (11/7/1960, pp. 49) on 3/22/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1976 11/28/1976 12 Cleveland Browns Miami Dolphins 17-13
Source: Game photo retrieved from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer (11/29/1976). Special thanks to Brad Sullivan.
Source: Photo retrieved from US PRESSWIRE (ID# 4777138) on 4/4/2012.
           
1977 12/11/1977 13 Houston Oilers Cleveland Browns 19-15
Source: Footage retrieved from NFL Films This is the NFL (Week 13).
Note: This game was played in a cold sunshine, but thick patches of snow from a previous storm covered the field.
           
1979 12/2/1979 14 Cleveland Browns Houston Oilers 14-7
Source: Game photo retrieved from the Cleveland Plain-Dealer (12/3/1979). Special thanks to Brad Sullivan.
           
1988 12/18/1988 16 Cleveland Browns Houston Oilers 28-23
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 81338295) on 3/22/2012.
           
2000 12/17/2000 16 Tennessee Titans Cleveland Browns 24-0
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 81845138) on 3/22/2012.
           
2004 12/19/2004 15 San Diego Chargers Cleveland Browns 21-0
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 51880177) on 3/22/2012.
           
2007 12/16/2007 15 Cleveland Browns Buffalo Bills 8-0
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 78662523) on 3/22/2012.
           
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Dallas Metro Area
Irving, TX
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1993 11/25/1993 13 Miami Dolphins Dallas Cowboys 16-14
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 81625752) on 12/8/2013.
           
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Denver, CO
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1936 1/1/1937 Exhibition Green Bay Packers Brooklyn Dodgers 21-13
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Meriden (CT) Record (1/2/1937, pp. 3) on 3/25/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1960 11/27/1960 12 Buffalo Bills Denver Broncos 38-38
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from The Milwaukee Sentinel (11/28/1960, pp. 8) on 3/23/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1962 11/18/1962 11 Dallas Texans Denver Broncos 24-3
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (11/19/1962, pp. 43) on 4/18/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive. Special thanks to Brad Sullivan.
           
1979 11/11/1979 11 Denver Broncos New England Patriots 45-10
Source: Photo retrieved from Visual Image, Inc. on 3/20/2012.
Footage from this game can be seen in the movie Everybody’s All-American.
           
1984 10/15/1984 7 Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers 17-14
Source: Photo retrieved from the denverpost.com (10/1/2011) on 3/19/2012.
           
1987 12/27/1987 15 Denver Broncos San Diego Chargers 24-0
Source: Photo retrieved from US PRESSWIRE (ID# 5932372) on 3/24/2012.
           
1989 12/10/1989 14 New York Giants Denver Broncos 14-7
Source: Photo retrieved from the NYDailyNews.com (10/24/2009) on 3/19/2012.
           
1995 10/22/1995 8 Kansas City Chiefs Denver Broncos 21-7
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 226280) on 3/20/2012.
           
2002 11/24/2002 12 Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos 23-20
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 1717580) on 3/20/2012.
           
2004 11/28/2004 12 Oakland Raiders Denver Broncos 25-24
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 51887467) on 3/20/2012.
           
2006 12/24/2006 16 Denver Broncos Cincinnati Bengals 24-23
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 72919723) on 3/20/2012.
           
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Detroit, MI
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1925 11/22/1925 10 Detroit Panthers Rochester Jeffersons 20-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Linescore retrieved from the Pro Football Researchers Association Members Only section on 3/27/2012.
           
1935 12/15/1935 Lge Chmp Detroit Lions New York Giants 26-7
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (12/16/1935, pp. 30) on 3/27/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
Note: The field didn’t appear to have any snow on it in the few grainy b&w photos I found. But snow was mentioned in all of the newspaper reports I saw about the game.
           
1945 11/22/1945 10 Cleveland Rams Detroit Lions 28-21
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Coshocton (OH) Times (11/23/1945, pp. 8) on 3/22/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
1949 11/24/1949 10 Chicago Bears Detroit Lions 28-7
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from The Pittsburgh Press (11/24/1949, pp. 43) on 3/25/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1969 11/27/1969 11 Minnesota Vikings Detroit Lions 27-0
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 56859839) on 3/20/2012.
           
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Green Bay and Milwaukee Metro Areas
Green Bay, WI
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1921 11/13/1921 8 Green Bay Packers Hammond Pros 14-7
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Racine Journal-News (11/14/1921, pp. 8) on 3/24/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
1950 11/26/1950 11 Green Bay Packers San Francisco 49ers 25-21
Source: Photo retrieved from the Green Bay Press-Gazette through packersuniforms.blogspot.com on 12/8/2013.
           
1965 1/2/1966 Lge Chmp Green Bay Packers Cleveland Browns 23-12
Source: Footage retrieved from NFL Films (first quarter of the ’65 NFL Championship Game).
           
1975 11/30/1975 11 Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears 28-7
Source: Photo retrieved from The Milwaukee Journal (12/1/1975, pp. 13) on 3/23/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1977 11/27/1977 11 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers 13-6
Source: Photo retrieved from an eBay auction by seller jim-rockford1 (12/8/2013) on 12/8/2013.
           
1985 12/1/1985 13 Green Bay Packers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-0
Source: Photos retrieved from the Green Bay Press-Gazette (12/20/2010) on 3/19/2012.
           
2002 1/4/2003 Wild Card Atlanta Falcons Green Bay Packers 27-7
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 51667234) on 3/19/2012.
           
2007 1/12/2008 Divisional Green Bay Packers Seattle Seahawks 42-20
Source: Photo retrieved from the Weather.com (1/30/2014) on 2/28/2014.
           
2013 12/8/2013 14 Green Bay Packers Atlanta Falcons 22-21
Source: Photo retrieved from ESPN.com on 12/8/2013.
           
2013 12/22/2013 16 Pittsburgh Steelers Green Bay Packers 38-31
Source: Photo retrieved from ESPN.com on 12/14/2013.
           
Milwaukee, WI
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1953 11/22/1953 9 San Francisco 49ers Green Bay Packers 37-7
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (11/23/1953, pp. 33) on 3/24/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1992 12/6/1992 14 Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions 38-10
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 283772) on 3/19/2012.
           
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Minneapolis Metro Area
Bloomington, MN
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1966 12/4/1966 13 Atlanta Falcons Minnesota Vikings 20-13
Source: Photo retrieved from The Miami (FL) News (12/5/1966, pp. 6) on 3/20/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1969 12/14/1969 13 Minnesota Vikings San Francisco 49ers 10-7
Source: Photo retrieved from the Hayward (CA) Daily Review (12/15/1969, pp. 15) on 3/20/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
           
1971 11/28/1971 11 Minnesota Vikings Atlanta Falcons 24-7
Source: Photo retrieved from the New York Times (11/29/1971, pp. 61) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1976 12/5/1976 13 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers 20-9
Source: Photo retrieved from The Milwaukee Journal (12/6/1976, pp. 31) on 3/20/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1977 12/4/1977 12 Minnesota Vikings San Francisco 49ers 28-27
Source: Footage retrieved from NFL Films This is the NFL (Week 12).
           
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New Haven, CT
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1973 12/16/1973 14 Minnesota Vikings New York Giants 31-7
Source: Footage retrieved from NFL Films This Week In Pro Football (Week 14).
         
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New York City Metro Area
New York, NY
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1926 12/12/1926 Exhibition New York Giants Philadelphia Quakers 31-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (12/13/1926) on 5/27/2013 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1927 12/4/1927 12 New York Giants New York Yankees 14-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (12/5/1927, pp. 32) on 3/22/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1949 11/27/1949 10 New York Giants Washington Redskins 23-7
Source: Photo retrieved from the New York Times (11/28/1949, pp. 32) on 3/21/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1956 12/9/1956 11 Cleveland Browns New York Giants 24-7
Source: Photo retrieved from the New York Times (12/10/1956, pp. 46) on 3/21/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1958 12/14/1958 12 New York Giants Cleveland Browns 13-10
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 136886676) on 3/21/2012.
           
1973 12/16/1973 14 Buffalo Bills New York Jets 34-14
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 81391842) on 3/21/2012.
           
East Rutherford, NJ
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1977 12/18/1977 14 Chicago Bears New York Giants 12-9
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 71583608) on 3/20/2012.
           
2003 12/14/2003 15 New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers 6-0
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 2884343) on 3/20/2012.
           
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Philadelphia, PA
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1928 12/8/1928 12 Frankford Yellow Jackets New York Giants 7-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (12/9/1928, pp. S3) on 3/27/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1933 12/10/1933 13 New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles 20-14
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (12/11/1933, pp. 26) on 4/18/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive. Special thanks to Brad Sullivan.
           
1948 12/19/1948 Lge Chmp Philadelphia Eagles Chicago Cardinals 7-0
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 52132225) on 3/22/2012.
           
2005 12/5/2005 13 Seattle Seahawks Philadelphia Eagles 42-0
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 120976720) on 3/22/2012.
           
2013 12/8/2013 14 Philadelphia Eagles Detroit Lions 34-20
Source: Photo retrieved from ESPN.com on 12/8/2013.
           
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Pittsburgh, PA
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1937 11/21/1937 12 Brooklyn Dodgers Pittsburgh Pirates 23-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the New York Times (11/22/1937, pp. 23) on 3/22/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1959 11/29/1959 10 Pittsburgh Steelers Philadelphia Eagles 31-0
Source: Photo retrieved from the Regina (SK) Leader-Post (12/7/1959, pp. 21) on 3/22/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1960 12/11/1960 12 Pittsburgh Steelers Philadelphia Eagles 27-21
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 136887401) on 3/22/2012.
           
1969 12/14/1969 13 New York Giants Pittsburgh Steelers 21-17
Source: Photo retrieved from the New York Times (12/15/1969, pp. 71) on 3/22/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1970 12/6/1970 12 Green Bay Packers Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12
Source: Photo retrieved from the Palm Beach Post (12/7/1970, pp. 28) on 3/22/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1978 12/9/1978 15 Pittsburgh Steelers Baltimore Colts 35-13
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 73703465) on 12/8/2013.
           
1989 12/3/1989 13 Houston Oilers Pittsburgh Steelers 23-16
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 71643317) on 3/22/2012.
           
1992 11/15/1992 11 Pittsburgh Steelers Detroit Lions 17-14
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 84657669) on 3/22/2012.
           
1999 12/26/1999 16 Pittsburgh Steelers Carolina Panthers 30-20
Source: Footage retrieved from the Steelers 1999 NFL Films team highlights on 3/22/2012.
           
2005 12/11/2005 14 Pittsburgh Steelers Chicago Bears 21-9
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 77723201) on 3/22/2012.
           
2007 12/16/2007 15 Jacksonville Jaguars Pittsburgh Steelers 29-22
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 78661052) on 12/8/2013.
           
2013 12/8/2013 14 Miami Dolphins Pittsburgh Steelers 34-28
Source: Photo retrieved from ESPN.com on 12/8/2013.
           
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Pottsville Metro Area
Minersville, PA
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1926 12/5/1926 Exhibition Pottsville Maroons Gilberton Catamounts 6-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Reading Eagle (12/6/1926, pp. 14) on 5/27/2013 from Google News Archive.
           
1928 11/25/1928 10 Pottsville Maroons Green Bay Packers 26-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (11/26/1928, pp. 5) on 3/22/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
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Reading, PA
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1934 12/09/1934 Exhibition Philadelphia Eagles Reading Keys 7-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Reading Eagle (12/10/1934, pp. 12) on 5/27/2013 from Google News Archive.
           
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St. Louis, MO
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1983 12/18/1983 16 St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Eagles 31-7
Source: Photo retrieved from US PRESSWIRE (ID# 36375459) on 3/24/2012.
           
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Seattle, WA
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
2006 11/27/2006 12 Seattle Seahawks Green Bay Packers 34-24
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 72768630) on 3/22/2012.
           
2008 12/21/2008 16 Seattle Seahawks New York Jets 13-3
Source: Photo retrieved from Getty Images (ID# 110383341) on 3/22/2012.
           
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Washington, DC
Season Date Week Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1950 12/10/1950 13 Cleveland Browns Washington Redskins 45-21
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Ellensburg (WA) Daily Record (12/11/1950, pp. 2) on 3/19/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1951 12/16/1951 12 Pittsburgh Steelers Washington Redskins 20-10
Source: Photo retrieved from the Milwaukee Sentinel (12/17/1951, pp. 16) on 3/19/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1958 12/14/1958 12 Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles 20-0
Photographic evidence wasn’t found.
Source: Game article retrieved from the Daytona Beach (FL) Morning Journal (12/15/1958, pp. 9) on 3/19/2012 from Google News Archive.
           
1960 12/11/1960 12 New York Giants Washington Redskins 17-3
Source: Photo retrieved from the New York Times (12/12/1960, pp. 41) on 3/20/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers Archive.
           
1973 12/16/1973 14 Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles 38-20
Source: Photo retrieved from TheState.com on 3/25/2012.
 
2013 12/8/2013 14 Kansas City Chiefs Washington Redskins 45-10
Source: Photo retrieved from ESPN.com on 12/8/2013.

 



List of NFL Games Cancelled or Postponed Due To Snow

The list only includes official games between NFL teams.

Season Location “Home” Team “Road” Team  
1921 Washington, DC Washington Pros Rochester Jeffersons  
Scheduled Date: 12/4/1921 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled. Unofficially forfeited by Rochester.
Note: The Rochester Jeffersons reportedly forfeited the game by refusing to play on a snow-covered field. However, the NFL doesn’t officially recognize the game as a forfeit.
Source: Article retrieved from The Coffin Corner (Vol. 18 No. 2, 1996) on 4/18/2012 from the members only section on the Professional Football Researchers Association website.
         
1926 Chicago, IL Chicago Cardinals Louisville Colonels -
Scheduled Date: 11/21/1926 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from Sandusky (OH) Star Journal (11/22/1926, pp. 7) on 3/27/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
         
1926 Chicago, IL Chicago Cardinals Canton Bulldogs -
Scheduled Date: 12/5/1926 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from the New York Times (12/6/1926, pp. 31) on 3/27/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
         
1926 Providence, RI Providence Steam Roller Hartford Blues -
Scheduled Date: 12/5/1926 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from Hammond (IN) Times (12/5/1926, pp. 15) on 3/27/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
         
1926 New York, NY Brooklyn Lions Duluth Eskimos -
Scheduled Date: 12/5/1926 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from the New York Times (12/6/1926, pp. 31) on 3/27/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
         
1926 New York, NY New York Giants Chicago Bears -
Scheduled Date: 12/5/1926 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from the New York Times (12/6/1926, pp. 31) on 3/27/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
         
1933 Columbus, OH Portsmouth Spartans Pittsburgh Pirates -
Scheduled Date: 12/10/1933 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from the Rochester Evening Journal (12/11/1933, pp. 15) on 3/26/2012 from Google News Archive.
Source: Article retrieved from Steubenville (OH) Herald-Star (12/13/1933, pp. 1) on 3/26/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
         
1935 Ogden, UT (Exhibition) Rocky Mountain All-Stars Detroit Lions  
Scheduled Date: 1/4/1936 | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from Salt Lake (UT) Tribune (1/6/1936, pp. 9) on 5/27/2013 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
         
2010 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Vikings New York Giants  
Scheduled Date: 12/12/2010 (Sunday) | Postponed Date: 12/13/2010 (Monday in Detroit, MI), Giants 21-3
Note: The infamous Metrodome roof collapse.
         
2010 Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Eagles Minnesota Vikings  
Scheduled Date: 12/26/2010 (Sunday) | Postponed Date: 12/28/2010 (Tuesday), Vikings 24-14
Source: Article retrieved from The New York Times (12/26/2010) on 3/26/2012.


Season Location Won/Tied Lost/Tied Score
1926 East Hartford, CT Hartford Blues Pottsville Maroons -
Scheduled Date: 12/4/1926 (Ssaturday) | The game was cancelled.
Note: The Pro Football Archives list this as a cancelled game. I couldn’t find any newspaper reports that said the  game was cancelled because of snow. But considering the slate of games cancelled the next day because of snow, I think it’s safe to assume this game was cancelled because of snow as well.
         
1926 Chicago, IL Canton Bulldogs Chicago Cardinals -
Scheduled Date: 12/5/1926 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from the New York Times (12/6/1926, pp. 31) on 3/27/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
         
1926 Providence, RI Hartford Blues Providence Steam Roller -
Scheduled Date: 12/5/1926 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from Hammond (IN) Times (12/5/1926, pp. 15) on 3/27/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
         
1926 New York, NY Brooklyn Lions Duluth Eskimos -
Scheduled Date: 12/5/1926 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from the New York Times (12/6/1926, pp. 31) on 3/27/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
         
1926 New York, NY Chicago Bears New York Giants -
Scheduled Date: 12/5/1926 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from the New York Times (12/6/1926, pp. 31) on 3/27/2012 from ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
         
1933 Columbus, OH Pittsburgh Pirates Portsmouth Spartans -
Scheduled Date: 12/10/1933 (Sunday) | The game was cancelled.
Source: Article retrieved from the Rochester Evening Journal (12/11/1933, pp. 15) on 3/26/2012 from Google News Archive.
Source: Article retrieved from Steubenville (OH) Herald-Star (12/13/1933, pp. 1) on 3/26/2012 from NewspaperARCHIVE.
         
2010 Phiadelphia, PA Minnesota Vikings Philadelphia Eagles 24-14
Scheduled Date: 12/26/2010 (Sunday) | Postponed Date: 12/28/2010 (Tuesday)
Source: Article retrieved from The New York Times (12/26/2010) on 3/26/2012.

  4 Responses to “NFL Snow Games”

  1. Andrew, can we sort this by date to determine the most Snow games on any day?

    Is today’s 5 games the most on any day?

    • Mark,

      That’s not a bad idea. I can certainly put all of those games above in a sortable table. In the near future I would also like to include games played on icy surfaces.

      Yesterday was certainly one for the books. It’s too bad tonight’s CHI-DAL game wasn’t played last night.

  2. Looks like the 5 today is the record. According to your figures, there were 4 such games on Dec 16,1973.

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