Near record-breaking forecast for Broncos-Titans game

The Gazette - Updated: December 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm • Published: December 8, 2013 0

How chilly will it be for Sunday's Broncos-Titans game in Denver?

Near record-breaking cold.

Today's National Weather Service forecast calls for a high of about 16 degrees Sunday afternoon, when the Broncos and Titans kick off at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It's expected to be about 5 degrees by game's end.

The coldest game in Denver history was 9 degrees, according to ESPN. That happened during a game against the San Diego Chargers on Dec. 10, 1972.

The Broncos are familiar with frigid temps in recent months.

On Nov. 24 it was 22 degrees at kickoff when the Broncos visited the New England Patriots in Foxboro, Mass.

Folks in Wisconsin won't be feeling too bad for anyone in Colorado today.

It appears that the Broncos' gametime temperature won't even rank among the top 10 coldest gametime temps.

No. 1 on the list: -13 degrees for the NFL Championship game in Green Bay between the Packers and Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 31, 1967. The game was known as "The Ice Bowl" and the Packers outlasted Dallas in minus-48 degree wind child conditions.

The coldest playoff game in Denver history was last season's AFC divisional game against Baltimore - that heartbreaking 38-35 double-overtime loss on Jan. 12. The temperature at kickoff was 13 degrees, according to the weather service.

The second-coldest playoff game at Mile High was 18 degrees during at the 1977 AFC championship game, according to the NFL. Denver defeated Oakland 20-17 for its first trip to the Super Bowl.

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