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Fans brave elements to watch Packers game


GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- The cold weather's not stopping the Packers or their fans from heading out to the playoff game against the 49ers Sunday afternoon.

The team is trying to keep everybody safe, those at the game got free hand warmers and two cups of hot chocolate or coffee. Hours before the 3:30 p.m. kickoff fans were tailgating and finding their own ways to stay warm.

"I have five pairs of socks - one being wool, I have on tights, my dad's long underwear," Laurie Frey of St. Louis says. "This cold ain't nothing new to us - We're from Wisconsin," Jim Bernhardt of Cassville says. Security officers are encouraging fans to avoid drinking a lot of alcohol, because it can drop your body temperature without you knowing.

In Madison, people braved the cold for a shorter time heading out to bars and restaurants to watch the game. Some of the fans 27 News talked to at Legends say they had the chance to go to Lambeau but decided watching in the warmth would be a better option. They think the team though has a better chance adapting to the sub-zero temps than their opponent.

"I think the cold weather will definitely be advantageous to the Packers because they're used to it -- where the 49ers are used to sunshine," Kim Schwenn of Verona says.

"I think they're gunna win. I think it's gunna be a tough game but I think in the cold, the Packers are going to have the advantage definitely," Mason Loden tells 27 News.

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