The last couple seasons, since his neck surgeries, Peyton Manning has worn a glove on his right hand when the weather gets cold. He did it late last season, and in a playoff game against Baltimore.
The surgeries affected Manning's grip on the ball when it's cold, and the glove helps out. But apparently Manning is going to use the glove no matter the conditions as the playoffs draw near.
Despite moderate temperatures in Houston, Manning wore a glove on his right hand for Sunday's game. He didn't wear one on his left.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post had the weather report:
Retractable roof is open at Reliant Stadium. Overcast skies. Temp at 59 degrees by my phone. Peyton Manning wearing glove on right hand.
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) December 22, 2013
It's pretty clear that Manning doesn't want to go back and forth between wearing a glove and not wearing it. Nobody wants to change things up during the playoffs, and there's a good chance Denver will host playoff games and it will be cold (or that it will be cold wherever the Broncos play in the postseason, including the Super Bowl in New Jersey). So Manning, who is always thinking ahead, is going to use the final couple games to get used to the glove, it seems.
Wearing the glove with the temperature at about 60 degrees is a reminder that even though Manning is having a great season, he's still going to have to make some concessions for the neck surgeries he had a couple years ago.
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