Niners-Packers was cold ... but coldest ever? Not even close
JAN 06, 2014 9:36a ET
So much for the Ice Bowl II-coldest NFL game ever talk.
Yes, that's extremely cold. It's just not NFL record cold.
As a matter of fact, it doesn't even crack the top 10. The NFL bases its record on the temperature at kickoff, regardless of change afterward.
For comparison's sake, the infamous "Ice Bowl" -- the 1967 NFL Championship between the Packers and the Dallas Cowboys -- was -13 at kickoff with a -48 wind chill. No. 10 on the list, a Dec. 22, 1990 game between the Packers and Detroit Lions, also at Lambeau, was 2 degrees at kickoff.
In all, four of the top 10 coldest games were at Lambeau Field.
"I've played in cold-weather games before. I feel like it's more mental than anything," said Kaepernick.