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Peyton Manning has nothing but love for the glove

Broncos quarterback Manning reacts after the Broncos scored their 5th touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL football game in Denver Reuters

Earning home field advantage through the AFC playoffs was huge for the Broncos.

But even bigger might have been the results of quarterback Peyton Manning found while adjusting to the conditions in Denver.

Dealing with weather was always an issue for him when he was playing indoors for the Colts, as he’s 0-3 in playoff games played below 50 degrees, and has just one win (in six tries) when it’s below 60 degrees.

So the last two weeks, he’s worn a glove on his right hand, and he strafed the Browns and Chiefs for three touchdowns in each game.

“You know, for wearing it for the first time in my entire football career, I guess you could say it’s been okay the past two weeks,” Manning said, via Andrew Mason of MileHighSports.com.

While his improved numbers the last two weeks can be attributed to his growing comfort in Denver or his sub-playoff-level competition, the fact he’s gotten used to passing while wearing the glove is critical, since January temperatures in the Rocky Mountains sometimes fall below 50.

“That’s been pretty impressive to see him throw the glove on and it’s like it’s not even there. It’s working great,” tight end Jacob Tamme said.

Credit Manning for experimenting when he had the opportunity, so he could always revert if it didn’t work. If he can keep hold of things with the glove, he might be able to change his cold-weather record.

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  1. dmartin17 says: Jan 3, 2013 4:43 PM

    Wow, way to catch on what many QBs have been doing for years. Flutie brought it from Canada when he went to Buffalo and many QBs have since worn it on their throwing hands.

    I guess you don’t realize what you need when you’re playing in that comfy dome all those years.

  2. rc33 says: Jan 3, 2013 4:44 PM

    Yeah it’s gotta be the glove. The fact that he played the Browns and the Chiefs…

  3. kevpft says: Jan 3, 2013 4:44 PM

    If he stays healthy, this could be an interesting new phase – classic Manning with some new willingness to adapt and experiment.

    I feel like both Manning and Brady deserve another SB win. If they both reach the AFC title game, I’ll hate to see either lose, honestly. We’ve been lucky to have such talent on display for so long. Won’t be too many more chances to have them both in play.

  4. caseyanthonymunoz says: Jan 3, 2013 4:49 PM

    Wait til the playoffs come. Choke City. Ask Colt fans. Or ask Tracy Porter. 9-10 record when it matters.

  5. cruuuzcontrol says: Jan 3, 2013 4:54 PM

    The ability to excel in cold weather conditions was always a leg up that Eli had over Peyton. Apparently, now Eli will just have to settle for excelling in those situations without the assistance of a glove. I’m sure this gets brought up during those fits of sibling rivalry.

  6. anarchopurplism says: Jan 3, 2013 4:58 PM

    I love technology……..

  7. jimbo75025 says: Jan 3, 2013 5:00 PM

    cruuuzcontrol says:
    Jan 3, 2013 4:54 PM
    Apparently, now Eli will just have to settle for excelling in those situations without the assistance of a glove. I’m sure this gets brought up during those fits of sibling rivalry.
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    Hmm, so Eli’s two “biggest” games played without gloves in those freezing conditions inside the domes in Arizona and Indy? No hate on Eli, but lets not go crazy.

  8. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jan 3, 2013 5:06 PM

    The glove should be illegal…tired of these wimps like the Diva in NE and MegaHead being able to use a crutch. But hopefully it won’t matter, I can only wish for a SB without either one of them.

  9. dylanssongwriter says: Jan 3, 2013 5:10 PM

    or dome teams struggle when they in conditions…duh.

  10. nananatman says: Jan 3, 2013 5:23 PM

    Putting a glove on to keep your hands warm, why invest in Pappa Johns at all when he could be building and selling these “gloves.” I just saw clips on YouTube and I guess these “gloves” are like mittens with fingers? Awesome, with all the cold people wanting these “gloves” he has really set himself up for sure profit in “fingerless mittens” or “gloves.” Ahem… “gloves.”

  11. randyschwimmer7 says: Jan 3, 2013 5:44 PM

    nananatman says:
    Jan 3, 2013 5:23 PM
    Putting a glove on to keep your hands warm, why invest in Pappa Johns at all when he could be building and selling these “gloves.” I just saw clips on YouTube and I guess these “gloves” are like mittens with fingers? Awesome, with all the cold people wanting these “gloves” he has really set himself up for sure profit in “fingerless mittens” or “gloves.” Ahem… “gloves.”

    ________________________________

    WHAT????????

  12. mike_w says: Jan 3, 2013 6:06 PM

    jimbo75025 says:

    Hmm, so Eli’s two “biggest” games played without gloves in those freezing conditions inside the domes in Arizona and Indy? No hate on Eli, but lets not go crazy.

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    Eli has won two playoff games at Lambeau

  13. manilovethepftcensors says: Jan 3, 2013 6:13 PM

    Denver isn’t in the Rocky Mountains it’s just to the east of them and to say that temperatures sometimes drop below 50 is quite an understatement.

  14. fran021 says: Jan 3, 2013 6:20 PM

    I just don’t get the “diva in New England” sort of talk. These have to be people who don’t watch Brady, who is NO diva.

  15. green41563 says: Jan 3, 2013 6:25 PM

    I tried those gloves on the other day at Port Authority. It makes throwing a football SO much easier. It’s like adding another inch to your hand size.

  16. pongonfl says: Jan 3, 2013 6:39 PM

    “Hmm, so Eli’s two “biggest” games played without gloves in those freezing conditions inside the domes in Arizona and Indy? No hate on Eli, but lets not go crazy.

    lol, to get to that game in Arizona, he had to end Farve’s career in Green Bay in an absolute freezer of a game.
    But I guess you were not watching foot ball way back then.

  17. gjperch says: Jan 3, 2013 6:54 PM

    The glove is definitely helping. He’s been throwing tighter spirals with the glove. Part of that is continuing to add to his strength, but you can really notice the better ball control during the Cleveland and Kansas City games.

  18. 1oldpro says: Jan 3, 2013 7:27 PM

    Old Dog, New tricks! You can learn all the way till you retire. I love NFL football!

  19. jasonculhane says: Jan 3, 2013 7:32 PM

    There is certainly more velocity on his throws since he’s used it. He threw a couple passes against Kansas City where I was like WOW, that’s the fastest I’ve seen hit come out this year.

    I think he should keep it on even if the weather is fine.

  20. omegalh says: Jan 3, 2013 7:47 PM

    Its not the glove. Its browns and chiefs. But peyton is still the best.

  21. fm31970 says: Jan 3, 2013 8:02 PM

    It will be interesting to see if he’s still comfortable wearing it when temps drop near or below freezing, as 50* isn’t really glove-worthy weather.

  22. lanman11 says: Jan 3, 2013 8:55 PM

    Dollars to doughnuts the league gives the early day game time slots to Denver, when it’s warmer.

  23. lanman11 says: Jan 3, 2013 9:05 PM

    It averages 48 degrees in the daytime in Denver in January. If it ends up NE vs Den that game should be prime time, not early afternoon when it might be warmer for Peyton’s digits. I hate to be a conspiracy theorist but…….kind of like how all scoring plays are reviewed by rule, yet in a 7-7 game where Trindon Holiday flipped the ball prior to crossing the goal line on a punt return, it was never reviewed, and helped Denver along to a win in what was up to that point a competitive game in the second quarter. When does that happen? Ever? Nothing like helping your favorite media boy along to the playoffs…..

  24. sylar1888 says: Jan 3, 2013 10:02 PM

    nananatman says:
    Jan 3, 2013 5:23 PM
    Putting a glove on to keep your hands warm, why invest in Pappa Johns at all when he could be building and selling these “gloves.” I just saw clips on YouTube and I guess these “gloves” are like mittens with fingers? Awesome, with all the cold people wanting these “gloves” he has really set himself up for sure profit in “fingerless mittens” or “gloves.” Ahem… “gloves.”

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    Spoken like a true Ferengi!!

  25. joetoronto says: Jan 4, 2013 4:16 AM

    Will it protect his neck?

  26. johninthewest says: Jan 4, 2013 4:21 AM

    Been a native in Denver for 40 years. Is the weather cold here??? What are you people talking about???

  27. CKL says: Jan 4, 2013 10:15 AM

    Kurt Warner’s spirals were usually ugly too until he started wearing gloves, and IIRC he didn’t start wearing them until he was in AZ in a dome. So it can help either way.

  28. broncobeta says: Jan 4, 2013 11:20 AM

    I mean, it’s Colorado.

    It’ll either be 77 degrees and sunny or 14 degrees and snowy.

    The state isn’t like Antarctica like the media will have you believe.

    There’s an old saying in Colorado. “If you don’t like the weather, then wait 15 minutes.”

  29. rc33 says: Jan 4, 2013 11:47 AM

    There’s an old saying in Colorado. “If you don’t like the weather, then wait 15 minutes.”
    —————————————–
    Hate to break it to the fine folks in Colorado but just about every other state uses that same cliche.
    And have for quite some time.

  30. nicepak381 says: Jan 4, 2013 12:20 PM

    He’d better have his fanny cushion ready when The Patriots come knockin’.

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