Bengals, Broncos brace for chilly night in Denver

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron (5) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

DENVER (AP) — Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler wore long sleeves and a glove on his non-throwing hand. So did Cincinnati’s AJ McCarron. Anything to ward off the chill in what ties for the third-coldest home game in Broncos history.

The temperature at kickoff Monday night was 16 degrees. The chilliest contest in Denver was 9 degrees on Dec 10, 1972, when the Broncos played San Diego. The coldest home playoff game in Broncos history was 13 degrees on Jan. 12, 2013, as they lost to Baltimore 38-35 in double overtime.

Fans dressed in plenty of layers, with many wrapped tightly in blankets.

This wasn’t close to the coldest for the Bengals, who played in minus-9 degrees on Jan. 10, 1982, in what’s known as the “Freezer Bowl.”

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