Peyton Manning Lost His Confidence with the Denver Broncos

January 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Sorry, Denver Broncos fans, you had your chance. You had home-field advantage and a clear path to the Super Bowl.
With 31 seconds left and two timeouts, Peyton Manning took the field Saturday needing only a field goal to win and advance to the AFC Championship Game.
What did he do? He took a knee. Manning, a four-time NFL MVP and a 13-time Pro Bowler, was just another quarterback.
The decision to take a knee is going to haunt Broncos' head coach John Fox and the organization for a long time.
Instead of going for the win, head coach Fox and the Broncos coaching staff felt more confident turning the game over to their defense in overtime.
The same defense that gave up 38 points in the eventual 38-35 double overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens, detailed by the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec.
The same defense that just got burned giving up a 70-yard pass play to Jacoby Jones to tie the game seconds before.
Whether it was intentional or not, the B...

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