DENVER, Colo.–Peyton Manning has a strong Mississippi heitage and is a record-setting quarterback. But, after Denver’s Sunday’s loss of the AFC divisional championship to Indianapolis (24-13), Manning came close to saying he won’t be back next season.
Some commentators seemed to feel that Manning, 38, physically just did not have what it took to win the game.
“I can’t give a simple answer without processing it,” said Manning at a news conference following the game. His tone was low key and he admitted that the Colts’ defense forced them into some unsavory situations. But, Manning answered with several near-interceptions and a disappointing running game.
Manning said he is disappointed with the loss, but could not say for sure what next year’s plans might be.
Manning was more sure even two weeks ago, but two losses since then seem to have made him more uncertain.