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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Cold weather awaits in New England

By Bill Williamson

It is going to be extremely cold in Foxborough, Mass., during the Denver Broncos-New England Patriots AFC divisional playoff game Saturday night.

The forecast calls for nearly single-digit temperatures during the game, which kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. The low temperature for Saturday is currently expected to be nine degrees. However, it is supposed to be a clear night.

“It’s cold, but that’s part of the game,” Denver cornerback Champ Bailey said. “You let the elements be what they are, and you just go out and play, try to stay warm as much as possible.”

Added New England coach Bill Belichick: “We’re ready for whatever we get, yeah. [We] had over 100 practices this year, they’ve all been in all different types of conditions, so whatever we get, and I hope we’ll be ready to play in.”

The game will be, by far, the coldest game Denver second-year quarterback Tim Tebow has ever play in. He played in a couple of games in 30-degree weather, but this will be another level of cold for the Florida product to deal with.