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In Pictures: The NFL Snow Day

December 9, 2013

The game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions saw the worst of the snowfall. David Maialetti / AP / Philadelphia Inquirer
The game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions saw the worst of the snowfall. David Maialetti / AP / Philadelphia Inquirer
Fans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania battle the cold on Sunday. Matt Rourke / AP
Fans in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania battle the cold on Sunday. Matt Rourke / AP
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford attempts to throw through the snowfall. The Eagles and Lions struggled in the conditions at first but eventually Philadelphia won, 34-20. Matt Rourke / AP
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford attempts to throw through the snowfall. The Eagles and Lions struggled in the conditions at first but eventually Philadelphia won, 34-20. Matt Rourke / AP
Philadelphia's Riley Cooper, left, falls into the snow next to Detroit's Chris Houston on Sunday. Matt Rourke / AP
Philadelphia's Riley Cooper, left, falls into the snow next to Detroit's Chris Houston on Sunday. Matt Rourke / AP
Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz, covered in snow. Matt Rourke / AP
Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz, covered in snow. Matt Rourke / AP
Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles stares up into the snowfall. Matt Rourke / AP
Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles stares up into the snowfall. Matt Rourke / AP
Washington, DC, the US capital, was also hit with snow on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs arrived to play the Washington Redskins in the wintry conditions and Jamaal Charles scored a touchdown for Kansas City. Geoff Burke / USA Today Sports
Washington, DC, the US capital, was also hit with snow on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs arrived to play the Washington Redskins in the wintry conditions and Jamaal Charles scored a touchdown for Kansas City. Geoff Burke / USA Today Sports
A visiting fan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania battles conditions to see the Miami Dolphins take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don Wright / AP
A visiting fan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania battles conditions to see the Miami Dolphins take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Don Wright / AP
Not far from Washington, in Baltimore, Maryland, the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings played in the snow. Above, Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, far left, attempts a pass. Gail Burton / AP
Not far from Washington, in Baltimore, Maryland, the Baltimore Ravens and Minnesota Vikings played in the snow. Above, Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco, far left, attempts a pass. Gail Burton / AP
The Eagles' DeSean Jackson stands in the snow after scoring a touchdown in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP
The Eagles' DeSean Jackson stands in the snow after scoring a touchdown in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP
A fan constructed a small snowman in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the Cincinnati Bengals hosted the Indianapolis Colts. David Kohl / AP
A fan constructed a small snowman in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the Cincinnati Bengals hosted the Indianapolis Colts. David Kohl / AP
Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz stalks the snowy sidelines in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP
Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz stalks the snowy sidelines in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP
A Minnesota Vikings fan captures snowflakes on his tongue in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky / AP
A Minnesota Vikings fan captures snowflakes on his tongue in Baltimore. Patrick Semansky / AP
Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe scores a touchdown in the Chiefs' 45-10 win over the Redskins in Washington. Evan Vucci / AP
Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe scores a touchdown in the Chiefs' 45-10 win over the Redskins in Washington. Evan Vucci / AP
It wasn't snowing in Denver, Colorado where the Denver Broncos defeated the Tennessee Titans 51-28, but it was cold enough for Peyton Manning to see his breath. Jack Dempsey / AP
It wasn't snowing in Denver, Colorado where the Denver Broncos defeated the Tennessee Titans 51-28, but it was cold enough for Peyton Manning to see his breath. Jack Dempsey / AP
Workers use snowblowers to try to clear the field in Philadelphia on Sunday. Matt Rourke / AP
Workers use snowblowers to try to clear the field in Philadelphia on Sunday. Matt Rourke / AP
Minnesota quarterback Matt Cassel hands off to Adrian Peterson in the snow in Baltimore. Gail Burton / AP
Minnesota quarterback Matt Cassel hands off to Adrian Peterson in the snow in Baltimore. Gail Burton / AP
Detroit running back Joique Bell runs toward the end zone in Philadelphia. Michael Perez / AP
Detroit running back Joique Bell runs toward the end zone in Philadelphia. Michael Perez / AP
Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill attempts to throw in the snow. A native of Texas in his second year as a pro with the Dolphins, Tannehill had never played in the snow before Sunday. Don Wright / AP
Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill attempts to throw in the snow. A native of Texas in his second year as a pro with the Dolphins, Tannehill had never played in the snow before Sunday. Don Wright / AP
Minnesota wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson with a catch on Sunday. Baltimore would go on the win the game 29-26. Gail Burton / AP
Minnesota wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson with a catch on Sunday. Baltimore would go on the win the game 29-26. Gail Burton / AP
Fans in Green Bay, Wisconsin battled sub-freezing temperatures to see the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21. Mike Roemer / AP
Fans in Green Bay, Wisconsin battled sub-freezing temperatures to see the Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21. Mike Roemer / AP
Fans huddle together, covered in snow, in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP
Fans huddle together, covered in snow, in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP
Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson makes a catch in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP
Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson makes a catch in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown runs with the ball in Pittsburgh on Sunday. Tom E Puskar / AP
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown runs with the ball in Pittsburgh on Sunday. Tom E Puskar / AP
Emmanuel Sanders catches a touchdown for the Pittsburgh. The Steelers would go on to lose to the Miami Dolphins 34-28, though. Don Wright / AP
Emmanuel Sanders catches a touchdown for the Pittsburgh. The Steelers would go on to lose to the Miami Dolphins 34-28, though. Don Wright / AP

Much of the United States was blanketed in snow on Sunday, resulting in some fascinating American football imagery.