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Get a grip: Getting ready for playoff chill, Peyton Manning goes with the glove

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) runs through drills during the NFL football team's practice Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Englewood, Colo. The Broncos play the Baltimore Ravens at home on Saturday in a playoff game. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, John Leyba) MAGS OUT TV OUTThe Associated Press

There's a new "Gloved One" — in Denver, at least.

Ripping a page from Michael Jackson's playbook, Peyton Manning has practiced for and played in the last two games with a sticky feeling orange-and-grey glove on his throwing hand, drawing his fair share of curious glances for donning cold-weather gear when the temperatures are in the 50s, as they were Tuesday at practice.

But in getting ready for the playoff push, which could include two games in sometimes-snowy Denver, Manning is leaving no stone unturned. And, as if on cue, a strong arctic storm is expected to roll into Denver on Friday night, bringing snow and bitter cold. The high for Saturday's playoff game against Baltimore is forecast at 20 degrees.