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Packers fans and players prepare for cold game

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GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- Packer players are preparing for one of the coldest games in history. But it's nothing new for the green and gold, former linebacker George Koonce played in the eighth coldest game in history back in 1993.

Koonce says he stayed warm by focusing on the game and not letting the cold become a distraction. "The team that is able to eliminate the distractions, whether it's the crowd or the weather or your opponents it's going to be that team the executes the best and wins," he says.

The temperature and wind chill at the 1993 game was similar to what is expected Sunday. Fans are hoping the Packers can overcome the harsh cold conditions again.

Meanwhile, people who live near Lambeau Field spent Saturday clearing their lawns. Neighbors say they've been doing this for about 40 years. The land will become prime parking locations for the many drivers braving the cold to see the playoff game tomorrow.

"It's all about supply and demand and location, location, location...so the corner they charge 20, our four houses 15, the next house charges 10," James McGrath Sr. says.

Some of people working outside Saturday said the weather was perfect to clear snow but they'll be skipping the playoff game because of the freezing temps.

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