No. 1: Because nobody in the mainstream media believed
Before the Broncos game, almost all the major sportscasters thought Peyton Manning would destroy the Ravens. To hear them talk, the game was over before it started, and Ray Lewis' career would end in Denver. Even when the Ravens won, ESPN couldn't admit it: Their headline was "Broncos choke in historic fashion." No love for Baltimore. That's OK -- the Ravens love proving them wrong. (Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun photo)
The wind could be a factor in Sunday's AFC Championship game between the Ravens and New England Patriots, with gusts up to 30 mph possible at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.
At game time, 6:30 p.m., the National Weather Service's Boston forecast office is calling for temperatures around freezing. A steady westerly breeze of about 15 mph, with stronger gusts, is expected to bring wind chills in the lower 20s, though.
Given that the field is oriented more or less north-south, the wind could at least have equal effects on kickers at both ends of the field. But it could still be a factor in passing, catching and kicking.
Temperatures are expected to fall to the mid- to upper-20s with wind chills in the mid-teens by the game's end.
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