Originally written on Busted Coverage  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Of course there have been hundreds of NFL games played in horrible snowy conditions. Of course you guys are going to drill us for leaving out certain classics such as the Dolphins-Cowboys Thanksgiving Day classic. Feel free. However, what blogger went into the Google newspaper archives to bring you the 1932 game between the Bears and Packers snow bowl? This one. Best snow team ever?

Has to be the Packers. 1967 Ice Bowl, anyone? So cold it couldn’t even snow. 2nd best? Not even close – Patriots. The Pats are 11-0 in snow.

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