As the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 13, the weather forecast adds a layer of uncertainty.

In the upcoming Week 13 clash between the New England Patriots (2-9) and the Los Angeles Chargers (4-7), both teams, marred by underwhelming performances, seek redemption. The game, scheduled at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, introduces an element of unpredictability with a notable weather forecast.

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The daytime high is predicted to be 52 degrees, offering a relatively cool setting for the matchup. AccuWeather’s RealFeel temperature at 50 degrees hints at a slightly cooler perceived temperature during the game.

However, the weather forecast introduces a significant factor as there is an 82% chance of rain, accompanied by a minimal 1% chance of thunderstorms. The projected daytime rain accumulation is estimated at 0.13 inches. Additionally, the daytime wind is predicted at ENE 6 mph, with gusts reaching 12 mph, potentially affecting the passing and kicking aspects of the game.

Both teams enter this game facing challenges. Bill Belichick’s Patriots, with a 2-9 record, have seen struggles from quarterback Mac Jones, who was benched mid-game in their recent 10-7 loss to the New York Giants. On the Chargers’ side, led by head coach Brandon Staley, a three-game losing streak adds pressure. Star quarterback Justin Herbert faced a setback with 217 passing yards, his third-lowest of the season, in a 20-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

According to BetMGM NFL odds, the Chargers are favorites with a spread of (-5.5) and a moneyline of (-250), while the Patriots aim to upset the odds with a moneyline of (+200). The over/under is set at 40.5 points.

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As both teams look to reverse their fortunes, the weather conditions at Gillette Stadium could play a crucial role in the strategies and outcomes of this Week 13 encounter.