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Peyton Manning completed 39-of-59 passes for 397 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 51-28 Week 14 win over the Titans.
With temperatures hovering around 16 degrees for much of the game and Manning facing the Titans' elite corner duo, pundits suggested the league's obvious MVP might struggle. It didn't happen. Manning was extremely sharp once again, spreading the ball to all his weapons and not missing a beat after Wes Welker left with a concussion. It's Manning's seventh game with more than 350 yards passing and his seventh game with four or more touchdown passes. He'll be fantasy's No. 1 quarterback in Week 15, when the Broncos host the Chargers.
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Peyton Manning is 3-7 in career games where the game-time temperature was 32 degrees or colder.
That record includes both regular season and playoff games. In those contests, he's thrown 11 touchdowns against 12 interceptions with a 59.4 completion percentage and 214.1 yards per game. Obviously, those numbers are drastically below his normal output. The forecast for Sunday's home game against the Titans calls for 16 degree temperatures and a 30 percent chance of snow.
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Peyton Manning (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
Manning has been taking Wednesdays off the last couple weeks as he deals with his ankle injury. He participated in the walkthrough and is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against Titans. Manning is a top-three QB1 for Week 14.
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Peyton Manning completed 22-of-35 passes for 403 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions as the Broncos held off the Chiefs 35-28 in Week 13.
The Chiefs couldn't generate pass rush without Justin Houston, so Manning went to work on rookie LCB Marcus Cooper. Eric Decker burned Cooper relentlessly, scoring four times, and Manning's fifth touchdown throw came on a swing pass to Knowshon Moreno out of the backfield from three yards out. On fire again, Peyton will continue to be an elite QB1 when Denver hosts Tennessee in Week 14.
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Weather.com is projecting temperatures of 20 degrees and below with winds in the 20-22MPH range for Sunday night's Broncos-Patriots game in Foxboro.
There is no chance of precipitation, but Weather.com says it will "feel like" 3-6 degrees throughout Sunday night's game with the windchill factor. Per ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, Peyton Manning has a career record of 3-7 when the temperature is below 32 degrees at kickoff, with a career TD-to-INT ratio of 11:13. It's entirely possible Manning bucks his career trends in one particular game, but also entirely possible the Broncos have devised a run-heavy plan of attack against a depleted Patriots defensive front seven. Denver is also in danger of being without Julius Thomas (knee, questionable).