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After the Bronco's 24-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Denver Head Coach John Fox and team management met Monday afternoon and after an hour announced that Fox would no longer be the Bronco's coach. It was a "mutual agreement," they said. (Denver Broncos photo)

After the Bronco’s 24-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Denver Head Coach John Fox and team management met Monday afternoon and after an hour announced that Fox would no longer be the Bronco’s coach. It was a “mutual agreement,” they said. (Denver Broncos photo)

DenverBroncos-Logo 3Denver, Colo. — The Denver Broncos lost their first game of the NFL playoffs Sunday to the Indianapolis Colts 24-13, and John Fox Monday agreed to leave his post as Denver head coach.
Sunday’s divisional playoff game was not the Denver Bronco’s finest hour. In fact it was the worst game they played all season. Most of the game was spent in punt out city as the Bronco’s persisted in running on first down and second down and not gaining enough yardage to convert their third downs.
Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning threw numerous incompletions, and his receivers could not manage to catch balls that were catchable. The only touchdown of the game came early in the first quarter when Manning hit his favorite receiver Julius Thomas, who took it down the field; Demaryius Thomas took it across the goal line to make the score 7-0, and that was the last time the Broncos would be in the lead.
An obviously frustrated Peyton Manning after the game refused to say that he would be back with the Broncos next year and made an oblique reference to changes in the coaching staff.
Indianapolis Colts logoBronco defense struggled with the Colt offense and managed to sack Colt quarterback Andrew Luck once and intercept him twice but could not contain the Colts running and passing game that produced three touchdowns and a field goal. Colt kicker Adam Vinatieri missed a 44- yard field goal in the second quarter.
Broncos could not get their new found running game (C.J. Anderson) blocked loose against the Colt defense, and their passing game consistently went to incomplete city. The best they could do after their first quarter touchdown were two Connor Barth field goals to make the final score 24-13.
Bronco defense in their last possession of the game allowed Colts to sack Manning as he was driving Demaryius Thomas to the Colt 25 yard line. They also allowed a strip fumble of Manning in the second quarter on the Denver 49 yard line that led to a Colt touchdown to make the score 14 to 7.
The Colts will go on to play the New England Patriots next weekend, and the Green Bay Packers will play last year’s Super Bowl Champions the Seattle Seahawks.
The Broncos went back to the drawing board to work on next year’s team. Reportedly Fox and the Bronco management mutually agreed to part company on Monday afternoon
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After the game Sunday Denver quarterback Peyton Manning would not say definitely whether he is or is not returning to the Broncos next season. (Denver Broncos photo)

After the game Sunday Denver quarterback Peyton Manning would not say definitely whether he is or is not returning to the Broncos next season. (Denver Broncos photo)

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas scored Denver's only touchdown Sunday. He had five catches for 59 yards. (Denver Broncos photo)

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas scored Denver’s only touchdown Sunday. He had five catches for 59 yards. (Denver Broncos photo)

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts photo)

Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts photo)

Running back C.J. Anderson led the Broncos in rushing with 18 carries for 80 yards. (Denver Broncos photo)

Running back C.J. Anderson led the Broncos in rushing with 18 carries for 80 yards. (Denver Broncos photo)

Indianapolis running back Dan Herron scored one touchdown and led the Colts in rushing with 23 carries for 63 yards. (Indianapolis Colts photo)

Indianapolis running back Dan Herron scored one touchdown and led the Colts in rushing with 23 carries for 63 yards. (Indianapolis Colts photo)

Denver tight end Julius Thomas had six receptions for 53 yards Sunday.  (Denver Broncos photo)

Denver tight end Julius Thomas had six receptions for 53 yards Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Wide receiver Wes Welker had one 20-yard reception Sunday (Denver Broncos photo)

Wide receiver Wes Welker had one 20-yard reception Sunday (Denver Broncos photo)

Connor Barth kicked two field goals for the Broncos Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Connor Barth kicked two field goals for the Broncos Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

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