Night and day. Literally. A 50-degree swing.
Bring on that prolific passing offense.
Even though Manning's struggles in the cold are more urban myth than fact (at least as it attributes to his team's success or failure), there's no denying that the cold and wind affected Manning in Week 12. Peyton Manning had his lowest offensive production of the season against the Patriots in frigid Foxboro, throwing for only 150 yards in the overtime loss. His next-lowest yardage total wasn't even close to that low, coming in Week 17 with 266 yards. Manning only played one half that game.
To wit, Manning has a respectable 93.3 passer rating in games played this season under 40 degrees, but he boasts a 112.4 rating in all other games. He and his receivers get in better rhythm when the weather's nice. Manning has a better grip on the football, he and his offense are more comfortable, and his receivers aren't catching an ice cube.
Here comes the offense, and I say, it's alright.