Originally Posted by ZONA
This was by far the most frustrating Broncos playoff loss. Why? Here's why:
* You have Peyton Manning as your QB, who's having an MVP type year
* A punt return for a TD and a kick return for a TD - 14 points from ST's
* #1 seed - homefield throughout the playoffs
* #2 ranked defense
....and honestly, if these 2 teams played 10 games in a row, the Broncos win 9 of those games. It had to be the perfect storm for the Ravens to win. The Ravens needed so many things to go their way to win (the calls, the weather, the Broncos mistakes they don't make 95% of the time).
Probably this more than anything annoys the **** out of me. Aside from the obvious fact that both teams played in the same conditions, it's the first time I can remember that the weather favored the road team. Shouldn't the elements favor the home team? These guys live, practice, and play in Denver, how can they not be prepared for cold weather?