Cardinals gearing up for wintry trip

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The forecast for New England calls for snow showers and a high temperature around 30 degrees -- worrisome conditions for desert-dwelling birds like the Arizona Cardinals.

For many NFL teams, bad late-season weather is part of the deal. Not for the Cardinals, whose biggest weather concern for years was playing in scorching Sun Devil Stadium in September.

Now that they've moved into retractable-domed University of Phoenix Stadium, the Cardinals don't encounter adverse conditions very often.

That's likely to change this weekend, and it's on the minds of the players and staff as they gear up for the game.

Arizona is only 3-6 against teams outside its division and 0-4 in the Eastern time zone this season, with losses to the New York Jets, Washington, Carolina and Philadelphia by a combined 155-95.