As we inch closer to kickoff, here are four items to watch for when the Broncos and Patriots take the field Sunday night at Gillette Stadium.
Winter Weather You can watch for this, but you’re in New England, you’re more likely to feel it.
It’s going to be cold — real cold — when this game beings after 8 p.m. on Sunday night. Forecasts call for temperatures in the teens, but with the 20 mph winds, it will feel more like single digits.
This factor should conceivably hurt Manning and the Broncos, considering the quarterback has never played well in cold weather and also hasn’t been able to get too much zip on his throws since his return last year from the neck injury that sidelined him in 2011. The blustery conditions may disrupt that passing game, enough to give the Patriots a little help in keeping up with the Broncos on the scoreboard "
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