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Jan 19, 2014 4:53 PM by Jordan Mason

Broncos halftime notes

The Denver Broncos lead the New England Patriots by a score of 13-3 at halftime in today's AFC Championship Game. The Broncos are 12-0 all-time in the postseason when leading at halftime, including 4-0 in conference championship games.

Today's announced attendance of 77,110 fans represents the second-largest home crowd in Broncos history, and the kickoff temperature of 63 degrees marks the second-warmest temperature at kickoff for a home playoff game in franchise history.

 

LARGEST HOME CROWDS, BRONCOS HISTORY
WARMEST HOME PLAYOFF GAMES, BRONCOS HISTORY


Opponent
Date
Att.

Opponent
Date
Temp.

1.
vs. Green Bay
Oct. 29, 2007
77,160
1.
vs. New England
Jan. 14, 1987
65°

2.
vs. New England
Jan. 19, 2014
77,110
2.
vs. New England
Jan. 19, 2014
63°

3.
vs. Kansas City
Nov. 17, 2013
77,076
3.
vs. Pittsburgh
Jan. 7, 1990
55°

4.
vs. Pittsburgh
Oct. 21, 2007
77,038
4.
vs. New England
Jan. 14, 2006
54°

5.
vs. Washington
Oct. 27, 2013
77,031
5.
vs. Cleveland
Jan. 14, 1990
53°

 

AYERS POSTS THIRD CAREER POSTSEASON SACK

 

Broncos DE Robert Ayers recorded his third career postseason sack in the second quarter to tie DE Neil Smith for the third-most playoff sacks by a Bronco since the statistic was first tracked officially beginning in 1982.

 

MOST CAREER POSTSEASON SACKS, BRONCOS HISTORY (Since 1982)


Player
Sk.

1.
Simon Fletcher
6.0

Rulon Jones
6.0

3.
Robert Ayers
3.0

Neil Smith
3.0

5.
Five players
2.0

 

MISCELLANEOUS HALFTIME NOTES

 

Broncos TE Jacob Tamme caught his first career postseason touchdown pass-a 1-yarder-in the second quarter to give Denver a 10-0 lead... Denver's 15-play touchdown drive in the second quarter was the second-longest of the year as far as number of plays... QB Peyton Manning's 214 passing yards (18-of-25 passing) through two quarters represents his fourth-highest career passing yardage total in the postseason for a first half.

 

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