It was cold and snowy in Denver on Sunday. The type of weather that Peyton Manning is supposed to struggle in. Instead, Manning went 39-59 for 397 yards and four touchdowns. The Broncos won 58-21. Afterwards Manning had some choice words for those who like to say that he struggles in the cold. From the Denver Post:
Peyton Manning, in the cold, successful? What is this, madness?No, it’s Manning having his way. In his four cold-weather games wearing a glove as a Bronco, the offense has scored 38, 35, 31 and 51 points. In other words, all the chatter about Manning not being able to function in the cold is just that, chatter. It’s just that this is Manning’s first cold-weather victory since 2012, and he’s only 2-2 as a Bronco with a glove, but even so, Sunday should end the questioning for now. Manning, for one, is finished with it. “Whoever wrote that narrative can shove it where the sun don’t shine,” he told Denver radio station 850 KOA in an interview after the game. In his postgame news conference, Manning was a bit softer in his denouncement. “I mean, I wasn’t trying to answer (the criticism), because I didn’t give it any validation in the first place,” he said. “We had a good plan, and … guys caught the ball well.” Not only did Manning lead the Broncos to victory, he also continued his record-setting clip. With Welker’s first-quarter reception, the team became the first to have four players with at least 10 touchdowns apiece in a single season, and it tied the mark set by Manning’s 2004 Colts by having three receivers with at least 10 each.