Kneel down late in regulation wasn't only factor in Broncos' loss
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 15, 2013
But to hear football fans sitting on bar stools or standing around the coffee machine both here and across the country, the No. 1 reason the Broncos lost was because coach John Fox had quarterback Peyton Manning take a knee from his 20-yard line with 31 seconds remaining in regulation. "I thought we did the right thing at that time," John Elway, the Broncos' vice president of football operations, said in a season-ending news conference he shared with Fox on Monday. They lost because of penalties, a missed field goal, a poor pass rush, an inability to go up by two scores and a failure to convert a third-and-7 at the two-minute warning that would have allowed them to run out the clock.