The Las Vegas Raiders are facing a difficult task this Saturday as they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coming off the heels of the passing of the legendary Franco Harris, both teams are looking to stay alive in the playoff hunt. Unfortunately, the Raiders will also be dealing with freezing temperatures, though there’s one advantage there for them. The advantage is that this kind of inclement weather is nothing new for star wide receiver Davante Adams.
A little snow? Davante Adams is here for it.
The Raiders are truly spoiled playing in the confines of Allegiant Stadium; even their indoor practice facilities are state-of-the-art. It’s one of the perks of calling a desert your home. Playing in freezing temperatures isn’t exactly this current team’s forte. Sure, the Raiders and Steelers have duked it out in the snow before, but that’s more of a special occasion than a regular occurrence. Luckily for the Silver and Black, Adams is more than well-versed in having to deliver under these conditions.
It’s easy to forget that Adams had to navigate this level of natural adversity for a decade. While talking to the media ahead of Saturday’s action, Adams made it clear that snow doesn’t scare him. In addition, he stated that it doesn’t affect his preparation as well: “It doesn’t affect it. I played for almost 10 years in Green Bay, so I’m ready to rock.”
Given the weather that’s expected, we can look forward to both teams trying to establish the run. That’s normally the case in these games. Nevertheless, Green Bay can often be as cold as 12 degrees Fahrenheit around this time each year, and that’s where Adams has come up as an NFL player. Knowing the trust and chemistry that he and quarterback Derek Carr have, it goes without saying that No. 4 will be looking Adams’ way a lot.
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