Coming off a bye week, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is 1-3 in the playoffs.
In postseason games where the temperature at kickoff is below 40 degrees, Manning is 0-3. On Saturday, there will be a high of 19 degrees.
Things are different now. All three of those cold losses came on the road over seven years ago. Peyton will be playing at home this week, with his trusty glove.
Perhaps more importantly, Manning has a strong supporting cast around him on offense and probably the best defense he has ever played with. On Saturday, history will be thrown out the window.
Peyton Manning’s career playoff record is 9-10 — He’s also won 9 straight starts against the Ravens. #SomethingsGottaGive
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 9, 2013
“Forget about rest, forget about seeds, forget about who you played, when, where,” Coach John Fox told DenverBroncos.com on Monday. “It’s going to be who plays the best this Saturday night, or Saturday afternoon.”
Does Manning’s 9-10 playoff record and cold weather history make you uneasy? Or are you confident in the older, wiser Manning?