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Low temperatures put chill into Lambeau Field tailgating scene

Jeff Giardinelli embraced the cold outside Lambeau Field dressed in a No. 8 Steve Young jersey, red San Francisco 49ers knit cap and Candlestick Park-themed scarf.He'll remember his first visit to Green Bay for a while, and not just because beloved 49ers beat the Packers 23-20 in the NFC wild-card game Sunday.An arctic front pushing through the Midwest made the game one of the coldest in NFL history. During its telecast, Fox reported the temperature dipped to 2 degrees and the wind chill was minus-11."It is not that cold, it is all mental," 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said. "Just look at Bow (All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman) with no sleeves."The meat-locker conditions put a chill on outdoor tailgating and had fans heading into Lambeau early to warm up with free coffee and hot chocolate."Refreshing," Giardinelli, of Fresno, Calif., exclaimed as he walked across a parking lot with friend Jeff Morgan. "We suited up, we brought all the snowboarding gear we use out there and added ...

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