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Latest Foxboro weather forecast for Patriots vs. Titans calls for sloppy conditions

Latest Foxboro weather forecast for Patriots vs. Titans calls for sloppy conditions

Mother Nature could play a significant factor in the outcome of Saturday night's AFC Wild Card playoff game between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium.

UPDATE (Saturday, Jan. 4 at 4:05 p.m. ET): The forecast now shows a zero to 55 percent chance of rain up until midnight, so we might not get as much precipitation as originally expected. Temeratures are supposed to remain in the low 40s throughout the night.

--End of Update--

The Weather Channel's latest forecast (as of Saturday morning) calls for plenty of rain and potentially some snow later in the night Saturday as Winter Storm Henry makes its way through the New England states. The wind isn't likely to be very impactful, and temperatures could dip into the low 30s.

Here's the Weather Channel's hourly Foxboro, Mass., forecast during game time. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

The Patriots are no strangers to playing in bad weather, especially in January playoff games. 

However, the Titans are one of the few teams that might actually benefit from a rain-soaked field in Foxboro. Tennessee has one of the league's best rushing attacks and tallied the third-most yards on the ground during the regular season. Running back Derrick Henry also led the league with 1,540 rushing yards, in addition to his 16 rushing touchdowns. The Titans would be smart to implement a heavy running game that controls the clock and keeps Patriots quarterback Tom Brady off the field, and awful weather conditions could aid the AFC South team in that regard.

The expected precipitation also should impact betting on Saturday's matchup. The Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas currently has the total set at 44.5 points. The combination of bad weather conditions and the Patriots' recent struggles on offense make the under an enticing bet.

Tom E. Curran's Patriots vs. Titans preview

Patrick Mahomes' girlfriend says she was harassed by fans during Patriots-Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes' girlfriend says she was harassed by fans during Patriots-Chiefs

New England Patriots fans apparently weren't very hospitable to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' girlfriend Brittany Matthews and brother Jackson Mahomes on Sunday.

Matthews live-tweeted her experience at Gillette Stadium during the Patriots-Chiefs matchup, and other than the game's outcome, it doesn't seem like it was all that pleasant.

Matthews claims Patriots fans yelled at her and Jackson to sit down and Gillette security even stepped in to move them to a safer location.

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You can read her tweets below:

She made sure to throw another jab at Pats fans on Monday morning as she continued to receive trash-talk on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/brittanylynne8/status/1204033807130808320

Matthews and the Mahomes family got the last laugh on Sunday as the Chiefs went on to defeat the Patriots, 23-16.

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Rob Gronkowski announces CBDMEDIC partnership with Gillette Stadium & Patriot Place

Rob Gronkowski announces CBDMEDIC partnership with Gillette Stadium & Patriot Place

FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski may be done with football -- at least, for now -- but his connection with Gillette Stadium has grown even stronger.

Two months after announcing his partnership with CBDMedic, a subsidiary of Abacus Health Products, the recently-retired New England Patriots tight end announced the company's new partnership with Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place. Gronk was joined by Abacus Health Products CEO Perry Antelman in making the announcement at Gillette on Friday.

Antelman explained the plans for the new partnership.

"Sports fans and athletes alike won't be able to miss signs of Rob Gronkowski and the CBDMedic products that have helped him recover from the multiple injuries of his football career," Antelman said. "One, you'll see new signage around the outside of the stadium. We're taking this message to new heights, literally. The iconic water tower of the stadium and Patriots Place will feature the CBDMedic logo and will be visible to the millions of fans that attend games here."

"Two, fans will also be able to get free product," said Antelman. "Sample product will be handed out to the tens of thousands of fans here at every game.

"Three, we'll have a gigantic billboard on the side of the stadium, at the entrance of the stadium, and for the Gillette Stadium and Patriots Place logos, they will also be used on our advertising nationally."

"These are just the first steps," Antelman added. "We're going to continue to take it to higher levels as we continue with our advocacy."

Gronkowski spoke at length about the health benefits of CBD when he initially announced his partnership with CBDMedic in August. The three-time Super Bowl champion reiterated his desire to have CBD readily available to players and hopes CBDMedic's joint venture with Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place will help make that happen one day.

"I remember wishing I had access to alternative, more natural medications to manage my pain during that time," Gronkowski said. "That's why the partership between CBDMedic, Patriot Place, and Gillette Stadium means a lot to me. Because it takes it to a whole new level of what it's all about. It shows the support of one of the leading sports organizations from around the country for athletes and millions of people suffering from pain."

Since cannabis of any kind is banned by the NFL, CBDMedic's products and signage can only be present on the outskirts of Gillette Stadium. As for whether Antelman and Abacus Health Products are working on fixing that, that's in the NFL's hands.

"This is up to the NFL," Antelman said. "I know that they are working on studying alternative medications to help the athletes -- they're always working to help the athletes -- we hear that it is coming around. Whether that's six months, 12 months, or 18 months, we don't know yet. But when it does come around, we're hoping that we'll be one of the first to be in the stadium."

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