Nasty weather hits several NFL games

1:54 PM, Dec 8, 2013   |    comments
  • Grounds crew members plow the field prior to the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
  • A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) warms up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Jeremy Ross (12) runs a kickoff back as Philadelphia Eagles free safety Kurt Coleman (42) gets ready to make the tackle during the first quarter action at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey G. Pittenger-USA TODAY Sports
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(AP) -- The NFL often promotes football as a bad weather sport. It got its share early Sunday in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Pittsburgh.

Blowing snow made traction and visibility difficult for Lions at Eagles, Vikings at Redskins, Chiefs at Redskins, and Dolphins at Steelers. Detroit running back Reggie Bush injured himself on the slippery field at the Linc in warmups and was not playing.

The snow so obscured the yard markers it was nearly impossible for fans to tell  exactly where the ball was at all four stadiums. Televising networks superimposed the yard lines for viewers at home.

Small tractors with plows, and workers with shovels tried to clear the snow in Baltimore, to no avail. Workers used hand-held snow blowers in Philadelphia, with little effect.

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