Prior to yesterday's ultra-frigid Broncos game against the Titans, the story line was simple: Peyton Manning plays lousy in the cold. Well, check that. Manning threw for 397 yards and four TDs in a 51-28 romp, and in an interview with KOA after the game, he told the author of that particular narrative to shove it. His performance didn't silence critics, but Twitter abounded with fans gleefully saying, "I told you so" -- except usually in a more colorful way. See our top twenty post-game tweets about Manning and the cold below, illustrated with screen caps from the win. Number 20:
Peyton Manning on the cold weather critics: "Whoever wrote that narrative can shove it where the sun don't shine."
— Sportsfeedia.com (@sportsfeedia) December 9, 2013
Who the fuck said peyton manning can't play in the cold? he's plays in DENVER COLORADO. these news reporters they need a lesson in geography
— LÅMP§ÑÌFï©ËÑT HÐ8¶ (@Benjaminyamusa) December 9, 2013
Shout out to all you shit talkers that said Peyton couldn't throw in cold weather. How about 4 touchdowns. With 0 interceptions. BOOM BITCH
— Bryton_Wesley23 (@bryton_23) December 9, 2013
— Kevin Framp (@BigKev67) December 9, 2013
Continue to keep counting down our Twitter top twenty about Peyton Manning's alleged problems in the cold. Number 16:
— Phillip Croft (@PhilCroft) December 9, 2013
If you don't think Peyton will light it up in the cold during the playoffs.... just fuckin wait
— Doug (@DougPerry7) December 9, 2013
Think Peyton Manning isn't so good in the cold? Well he threw for 397 yards & 4 TD passes,no interceptions in 15 degrees temps yesterday.
— Patrick Cooney (@patcooney_365) December 9, 2013
Peyton had removed his jinx in cold weather and now towards removing his jinx in playoff. Go Broncos! http://t.co/4KXpID1UQ2
— Yahya Bin Zakaria (@YahyaImran) December 9, 2013
Continue to keep counting down our Twitter top twenty about Peyton Manning's alleged problems in the cold. Number 12:
Great weekend for the Broncos! YEA! 51-28 win over the Titans! Who says Peyton Manning doesn't play well in the cold? :)
— June Anderson (@Mallqueen01) December 9, 2013
Peyton Manning really struggles in the cold, throws for only 397 yards and four touchdowns
— Scott Benedict (@ScottBenedict1) December 9, 2013
And the freaking Titans need to get it together. Can't stop Peyton Manning in the cold? Jesus Christ. Nut up.
— Fake David Grell (@TheGrellble) December 9, 2013
@ESPNNFL Yup. So I'm pretty sure that means the world can shut up about Peyton not being good in the cold. Thanks.
— Dawn (@DawnWilliams83) December 9, 2013
Continue to keep counting down our Twitter top twenty about Peyton Manning's alleged problems in the cold. Number 8:
15 degrees isn't cold? Lol "@ChiefsatWar: The Broncos / Titans game wasn't that cold!!!! (To all you Peyton lovers!)"
— Fizzie Woe (@AmalJamal_) December 9, 2013
So, if only Peyton Manning could play in the cold... Huh? What's that? 4 TD passes and 51 points...Maybe someone CAN play in cold #BRONCOS
— Eric (@Rico1174) December 9, 2013
Nope, Peyton Manning sure can't play well in the cold. Only 51 points? Jeez.
— Kyle Collins (@KyleCinVail) December 9, 2013
Why do people keep saying Peyton Manning cant play in cold weather ? He plays in Denver ! #ColdEnough
— Tiago (@Tphilly187) December 9, 2013
Continue to keep counting down our Twitter top twenty about Peyton Manning's alleged problems in the cold. Number 4:
Can't wait 2 hear @ESPN_Colin talk abt Peyton Manning not being "good" in the "cold" Is there a bigger weenie-in a world of sports weenies?
— John Tully (@Tullycast) December 9, 2013
Anymore questions whether Peyton Manning can play in the cold? Didn't think so#bestever#mvpcutch
— Garrett Hill (@Coach_G_312) December 9, 2013
Peyton Manning proves once again he can play in the cold! Big test is coming cold playoffs!
— Bon Scott (@DeadbyBon) December 9, 2013
I wish Peyton would have replied to the statement about him not playing well in the cold and said " Fatherless shit, next?"
— AVG 39 ppg or GTFO (@BroncoPeyton) December 9, 2013
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