Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots play host to the Green Bay Packers in Gillette Stadium on Sunday night. Just like last week, when Brady cemented his status as the NFL MVP front-runner, the game will likely feature inclement winter weather for two teams accustomed to playing in the elements.
New England enters the prime-time showdown as the only team in the NFL that has already clinched a playoff berth. At 11-2 the Patriots can clinch the AFC East, the No. 1 playoff seed and home-field advantage with a win and a Jets' loss.
Green Bay limps into Foxboro with question marks surrounding their star quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Trailing the Chicago Bears in the NFC North, the Packers' backs are against the wall and Rodgers remains doubtful with his second concussion of the season.
With both teams jockeying for postseason position, Sunday night's contest has the makings of a hard-fought, good old-fashioned game of winter football.