The Denver Broncos will host the Baltimore Ravens this afternoon in what will be the coldest of any of the playoff games played this weekend. Temperatures could be in the single digits by the end of the game and there is a 30% chance of snow to be flying. This game marks Peyton Manning’s return to the playoffs after sitting out the 2011 season while dealing with a neck injury.
According to Vegasinsider.com, the line on this game opened with Denver giving nine points, but the line has moved up to -9.5. The over/under moved up a half a point to 46.
Manning is perfect against the Ravens in his career, 9-0. The Broncos throttled the Ravens just a few weeks ago, but the Ravens were severed banged up at the linebacker position for that game. Another stat to remember here is that Manning is 0-3 in his career when the temperature is below 40 degrees, throwing just one touchdown but seven interceptions.
The Denver offense has been pretty potent this season, scoring under 30 points just once ...