News now! Cold weather forces Packers off Hinkle Field

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on November 13, 2014 – 1:57 pm

141113-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–Cold nights this week have forced the Packers practices off frozen Hinkle Field, and onto the heated portion of Nitschke Field. Winter has arrived in Green Bay.

Do the Packers have an advantage playing at home in the cold weather?

“I think you have an advantage playing at home. You play to your environment. When you have a little more comfort, it does give you a little bit of an advantage,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said following Thursday’s practice.

The Packers host the Eagles on Sunday, and temperatures are supposed to hover in the 20s for a late-afternoon kickoff.

Guards Josh Sitton (toe) and T.J. Lang (ankle) were upgraded from “did not participate” on Wednesday to “limited” in Thursday’s practice, which would suggest the two veterans are likely to play on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews said his brother Clay doesn’t like playing inside linebacker, a position to which Clay was moved for this past Sunday’s game.

“I talked to Clay before the decision was made. He played extremely well. We’ll see where he plays this weekend,” McCarthy said.

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