Fog descended on the Patriots-Falcons game, and so did the jokes

A field goal miss only added more material for the jokes.

Tom Brady runs for a first down in the fog.
Tom Brady runs for a first down in the fog. –Jim Davis / Globe staff

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The Patriots’ Sunday night clash with the Falcons was supposed to be about a rematch of Super Bowl opponents. Instead, a large portion of the game became about a meteorological mystery. Fog smothered Gillette Stadium, becoming noticeable both to the in-stadium crowd as well as the television audience.

As the third quarter got underway, it became an unmistakable factor in the game (and its viewing):

Of course, the Super Bowl-themed jokes were there for the taking:

As were fog-related jokes when Falcons kicker Matt Bryant missed (“mist”) a field goal:

It affected the NBC broadcast:

And it (jokingly, in some cases) altered the television experience:

At the end of the game, even the Gillette Stadium Twitter account had a fog joke: