The only reason Peyton Manning's out of the playoffs is because of John Fox. That L is all on him.
Really. that 3rd and 7 was called a pass play, Manning audibled it into a run. Maybe if Manning would have called the original play they pick up the first down and ice the game (or maybe he throws a pick six, who knows). Manning played poorly, but so did the entire Denver team aside from the kick returner. Baltimore out played Denver in that game and won every statistical category of note except time of possession and kick/punt return yards. Fox isn't the guy who got beat on 3 long TD passes. Fox isn't the guy that turned the ball over 3 times. Fox isn't the guy that hit the ground a foot behind the ball on a FG attempt. Fox isn't the guy that couldn't convert a first down to ice the game. Sure, Denver should have tried to move the ball with 30 seconds left and the score tied, but that isn't why they lost the game (they did after all have multiple possessions in OT).