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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).
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Peyton Manning (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
Manning has been taking Wednesdays off for the past couple weeks. He participated in Wednesday's walkthrough and is in zero danger of missing Sunday night's showdown with Tom Brady. Manning is locked in as a top-three quarterback.
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Peyton Manning completed 24-of-40 passes for 323 yards and one touchdown in Sunday night's Week 11 win over the Chiefs.
It's the first time this season Manning has been held to just one touchdown. He still threw for over 300 yards for the fourth straight game and completed 60 percent of his passes, but the Broncos played conservatively in the second half, leaning on a committee attack from Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball. Manning's lone touchdown came on a six-yard slant to Julius Thomas in the first quarter. The win puts Denver in first place in the AFC West and in the drivers seat for the top overall seed. Manning will be a top-three QB1 in Week 12 against the Patriots.
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Peyton Manning (ankle) practiced again Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday Night Football against the Chiefs.
Manning's high ankle sprain was a big story all week ahead of the showdown between 9-0 and 8-1 division rivals, but he was never in danger of sitting out. The probable tag means the Broncos consider Peyton a "virtual certainty" to be available for his normal quarterback duties against the Chiefs. The matchup is difficult, but Manning is to be started with confidence in Week 11.
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Peyton Manning (ankle) returned to Broncos practice Thursday.
Manning will likely be officially as "limited," but if there was any shred of doubt as to his Week 11 status, this removes it. He's going to be active for Sunday night's showdown with the undefeated Chiefs, and is Rotoworld's No. 1 quarterback for Week 11. Manning has yet to throw for less than 295 yards or two touchdowns this season.