In fact, no written protocol or weather guidelines even exist in the NFL Rulebook.
According to the official NFL playing rules, only the Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has the authority to cancel, postpone, delay, or terminate games, including games affected by inclement weather.
Can a NFL game be Cancelled due to weather?
NFL games do not stop for nearly any reason, certainly not for bad weather like the sensitive types who play baseball, but a few specific forces can indeed stop an NFL game in its tracks.
What happens if NFL game is canceled?
There is actually no longer a possibility the game will be canceled. The game is happening. When 9/11 wiped out games for everyone, they just moved it to the end of the season and pushed back the playoffs one week.
Do they cancel NFL games for lightning?
Saying that safety at the stadium “is the top priority,” the league’s game operations manual lays out steps taken for inclement weather and “specifically lightning.” Only NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is authorized to cancel, postpone, terminate or alter the normal timing of a game.
Has there ever been a 0 0 NFL game?
Surprisingly the last 0-0 game was more than 70 years ago. It was played on 7 November 1943 between the Detroit Lions and New York Giants. The record of the game, though, was sparse.