Peyton Manning will have to wait until next season to face the Indianapolis Colts.His old team lost 24-9 at Baltimore in the AFC wild-card game Sunday. So the Ravens (11-6) will visit Denver next weekend to face the Broncos (13-3), the AFC's top seed.

Had the Colts won, there would have been a circus-like atmosphere all week in Denver in anticipation of the reunion between the Broncos quarterback and the team he played with for 14 seasons before their split-up last spring.  Instead, the Broncos get a chance to send Ray Lewis into retirement Saturday.  Manning will face the Colts sometime next season in Indianapolis — the exact date won't be known until the 2013 schedule comes out.


Bears meet with Broncos' McCoy about coach job-

A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bears are meeting with Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in Denver to discuss their coaching vacancy.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Sunday because of the confidential nature of the search.

The Philadelphia Eagles also took their coaching search to Denver on Sunday to meet with McCoy.

The Bears are in the market for a coach after they fired Lovie Smith following a 10-win season in which they missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six years.

The Broncos allotted time for teams to meet with McCoy in Denver this weekend.

He is also linked to openings with Arizona and Philadelphia.  (AP)