Somewhere between four and six inches of snow blanketed the Denver area between Friday night and the morning hours, but there’s no evidence of it on the playing field itself, which is now uncovered, open to the midday chill and bathed in sunlight breaking through for the first time since Thursday.
But even with the tarp covering the field, the preparation work remained fairly intense at the stadium, with workers attending to the playing surface from 6 a.m. Saturday morning onwards.
When they revealed the field to the elements at just after 11 this morning, steam rose from the warm field into the 16-degree air, creating a rather odd sight as players began casting their eyes towards the field for early warmups.
Also of noontime note … some of the Broncos spotted on the field for pregame warmups are wearing the blue pants. The Broncos have never worn the blue pants for a daytime regular-season game; they wore them for prime-time home games in 2003, 2006 and again this year. Denver is 5-4 in the blue pants.
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