ENGLEWOOD, Colo. John Fox would tell Peyton Manning to take the knee again.
John Elway, of all people, agreed with that call.
Given the ball at his 20 with 31 seconds, two timeouts and one of the best quarterbacks in the game, the Broncos coach decided to run out the clock and head to overtime.
Result: Baltimore 38, Denver 35.
Fox, former Carolina Panthers coach, said he felt good about the decision when he made it Saturday.
“I’d do it again 10 times if it presented itself in that situation,” he said Monday at Denver’s season-ending news conference, where he was joined by Elway, the quarterback-turned-front office executive.
Kansas City: Linebacker Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself in front of his coach and general manager, an autopsy released Monday showed.
Chicago: Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will interview a second time for the Bears’ coaching job, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. ESPN reported the Bears also will conduct a second interview with Marc Trestman, coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.
New England: Tight end Rob Gronkowski had surgery on his broken left arm, a person with knowledge of the operation told The Associated Press.
Philadelphia: Former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt interviewed as the team’s search to replace Andy Reid entered its third week.
Seattle Seahawaks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is scheduled to return Tuesday for a second interview. Also, the Eagles interviewed former Ravens coach and current Fox analyst Brian Billick, 58, a person familiar with the meeting told AP.
Tennessee: Police in Jersey City, N.J., said they’ve been trying to contact Titans receiver Kenny Britt to question him about an incident Sunday in which he allegedly drove a friend to the hospital after the man had been stabbed at a party.