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A snowy day for football in the U.S.

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A weather system has been dumping snow across much of the United States, as many football fans found out first-hand Sunday. Many games were played in less-than-favourable conditions in stadiums across the country.

  • Snow falls as Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (centre) prepares to hand the ball off to running back Adrian Peterson (28) in the first half of the game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Md., Sunday.

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    Snow falls as Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (centre) prepares to hand the ball off to running back Adrian Peterson (28) in the first half of the game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Md., Sunday.

  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown (14) scores a touchdown in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Nick Wass / The Associated Press

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown (14) scores a touchdown in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings.

  • Baltimore Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown (left) tackles Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who fumbles the football as he falls and is injured during the second quarter. The Ravens beat the Vikings 29-26.

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    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown (left) tackles Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who fumbles the football as he falls and is injured during the second quarter. The Ravens beat the Vikings 29-26.

  • Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson lies on the field after injuring himself on a play in the first half of the game against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Nick Wass / The Associated Press

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson lies on the field after injuring himself on a play in the first half of the game against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (left) hands the ball off to running back Ray Rice as snow falls in the first half of the game against the Minnesota Vikings.

    Nick Wass / The Associated Press

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (left) hands the ball off to running back Ray Rice as snow falls in the first half of the game against the Minnesota Vikings.

  • Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) tries to stay in bounds as he rushes the ball past Baltimore Ravens linebacker Pernell McPhee.

    Gail Burton / The Associated Press

    Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) tries to stay in bounds as he rushes the ball past Baltimore Ravens linebacker Pernell McPhee.

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (right) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen as he rushes the ball in the first half.

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    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (right) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen as he rushes the ball in the first half.

  • Green Bay Packers fan Jeff Kahlow makes his way to Lambeau Field before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

    Mike Roemer / The Associated Press

    Green Bay Packers fan Jeff Kahlow makes his way to Lambeau Field before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

  • Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll (left) can't come up with the interception of a pass intended for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

    Don Wright / The Associated Press

    Miami Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll (left) can't come up with the interception of a pass intended for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

  • Miami Dolphins fans watch the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

    Don Wright / The Associated Press

    Miami Dolphins fans watch the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (bottom) slides between Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (left) and wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. on Sunday.

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    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (bottom) slides between Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (left) and wide receiver Junior Hemingway (88) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. on Sunday.

  • Snow-covered cars occupy a parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Snow-covered cars occupy a parking lot at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday.

  • Fans covered with snow wait in the stands before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions in Philadelphia on Sunday.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Fans covered with snow wait in the stands before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions in Philadelphia on Sunday.

  • Philadelphia Eagles personnel clear snow from the field before Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Philadelphia Eagles personnel clear snow from the field before Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions.

  • Nick Foles (centre) of the Philadelphia Eagles can't hang on to the ball during the first half of the game against the Detroit Lions.

    Michael Perez / The Associated Press

    Nick Foles (centre) of the Philadelphia Eagles can't hang on to the ball during the first half of the game against the Detroit Lions.

  • Fans watch the Philadelphia Eagles play the Detroit Lions as snow falls during the first quarter of Sunday's NFL football game in Philadelphia.

    Yong Kim / The Associated Press

    Fans watch the Philadelphia Eagles play the Detroit Lions as snow falls during the first quarter of Sunday's NFL football game in Philadelphia.

  • Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz walks the sidelines during the first half.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz walks the sidelines during the first half.

  • Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz walks the sidelines as snow falls.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz walks the sidelines as snow falls.

  • Detroit Lions players warm themselves during the first half.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Detroit Lions players warm themselves during the first half.

  • The Detroit Lions huddle during a snowstorm in the first half.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    The Detroit Lions huddle during a snowstorm in the first half.

  • Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson (left) catches a pass as Cary Williams of the Philadelphia Eagles gives chase during the first half.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson (left) catches a pass as Cary Williams of the Philadelphia Eagles gives chase during the first half.

  • The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions battle it out in the snow in Philadelphia on Sunday.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    The Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions battle it out in the snow in Philadelphia on Sunday.

  • Fans are covered with snow during the first half of the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions on Sunday.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Fans are covered with snow during the first half of the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions on Sunday.

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper (left) kicks up the snow as he pulls in a two-point conversion as Chris Houston of the Detroit Lions defends during the second half.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Philadelphia Eagles' Riley Cooper (left) kicks up the snow as he pulls in a two-point conversion as Chris Houston of the Detroit Lions defends during the second half.

  • Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson (top) is tackled by Jeremy Ross of the Detroit Lions during the second half.

    Michael Perez / The Associated Press

    Philadelphia Eagles' DeSean Jackson (top) is tackled by Jeremy Ross of the Detroit Lions during the second half.

  • DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates in the snow after a touchdown during the second half.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates in the snow after a touchdown during the second half.

  • Detroit Lions' Jeremy Ross (right) returns a punt for a touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles' Chris Polk gives chase during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia on Sunday.

    Michael Perez / The Associated Press

    Detroit Lions' Jeremy Ross (right) returns a punt for a touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles' Chris Polk gives chase during the second half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia on Sunday.

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles (centre) floats the football to Brent Celek (centre right) late in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday.

    Yong Kim / Philadelphia Daily News / MCT

    Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles (centre) floats the football to Brent Celek (centre right) late in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday.

  • Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles runs off the field at the end of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 34-20.

    Matt Rourke / The Associated Press

    Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles runs off the field at the end of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 34-20.

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