The Las Vegas Raiders and the Detroit Lions wrap up Week 8 of the NFL season as they meet on Monday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET from Ford Field, and the game will air on ABC/ESPN. These two teams have met just 13 times in their all-time series history, with the Raiders holding a 7-6 edge head-to-head.
Weather needs to be extreme to truly impact games, but when deciding between two players who you like equally, it might be a helpful tiebreaker. What we really don’t want to see is 20 mph or higher wind speeds. Rain can cause problems, but unless it is a combination of high winds and rain, we usually don’t want to downgrade our fantasy football players too much.
Weather for Raiders vs. Lions on Week 8 MNF
As the game nears kickoff in the evening, the weather forecast calls for clear skies with a few passing clouds. The low will be 29F, with winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Luckily for both teams, the weather won’t be a factor as Ford Field is a domed stadium. That means fantasy managers need not worry about the likes of Daniel Carlson or Riley Patterson, as the wind should not be a factor for respective field goal attempts and extra points.
Additionally, the turnover battle should not be impacted by less-than-favorable weather, so anyone who coughs up the ball will be doing so of their own accord, or due to a superb play from the defense.