Next up: at New England, Week 12.
How will the wintry weather affect the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII? There are two reference points from this season: against Tennessee at home, against New England in Foxboro. In sub-freezing temperatures against the Titans, Peyton Manning launched a career-high 59 pass attempts. The cold didn’t bother him, not one bit. But in the fierce Foxboro wind, with a stiff northern breeze roaring in from the north, the passing game was frozen. Manning threw for a season-low 150 yards.
The lesson: Wind, not cold, is cause for concern on Super Bowl Sunday.
The date: Nov. 24.
The game: Patriots 34, Broncos 31 (OT).
The site: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro.
The notable: “Peter!” This is the call when a punt lands dangerously close to a member of the Broncos’ punt-return team. Unfortunately for the Broncos, no one yelled “Peter!” and a punt clipped Tony Carter, giving the Patriots a chip-shot field goal for the overtime win.
The photos: 1. Frigid Gillette Stadium 2. Peyton Manning was “extremely disappointed” in the OT loss 3. So was my dog, Maya 4. Boxing match in nearby Rhode Island.
The column: Who do you take: Brady or Manning?