The Tennessee Titans are headed to Denver to try and slow down the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning. The forecast for the Sunday game is a high of 20 degrees and a chance of snow. The Titans might be hoping for more snow.
“The worse the weather, probably the better for us,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “Hopefully it’s a big snowstorm and it will give us a great chance to win.”
In the one game the Broncos played below 40 degrees this year, Manning’s stat line dropped considerably. It was on the road against the New England Patriots. Manning completed just 52.8 percent of his passes (19 of 36) for 150 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. It was the lone game where his passer rating dropped below 90 this year.
Of course Wyatt points out that the Titans haven’t exactly been stellar in cold weather either.
The Titans’ recent history in cold-weather games is no laughing matter, however. In the franchise’s last two games played with the temperature below freezing at kickoff, the Titans have been outscored 89-21.
And that doesn’t include the team’s 59-0 loss to the Patriots in 2009.