The Denver Broncos didn’t appear to need much luck when they beat the New England Patriots 26-16 in the AFC Championship Game in January, but perhaps if the weather had been a little cooler, the result would have been different.
Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker told The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” that the Broncos got “lucky” that temperatures were in the 60s when they played the Patriots.
“Obviously, it definitely wasn’t the goal to win that one, but you need to win it to get your ultimate goal,” Welker said Friday about the AFC Championship Game win. “Definitely, it was a huge game, at home, we got some good weather — kinda got lucky with that — but we played a really good game that game. Really put everything together, offensively, defensively, special teams, and we were able to win it.”
The Broncos didn’t fare as well in Super Bowl XLVIII, when they were demolished by the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 at MetLife Stadium. Welker said “everything” went wrong in that game.
“I think game-planning and the way we played from the first snap up until the last snap it just wasn’t us,” Welker said. “It wasn’t our night. Give the Seahawks credit. They got a lot of great players, and they showed it that day for sure.”