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Luck leads Colts to upset of Manning and Broncos 24-13

Jan. 11, 2015: Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jonathan Newsome, left, reaches in to force Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning fumble during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game.

Jan. 11, 2015: Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jonathan Newsome, left, reaches in to force Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning fumble during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game.  (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts upset Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 24-13 Sunday in the AFC playoffs.

The Colts (13-5) advanced to the AFC conference championship next weekend in New England. The Patriots (13-4) rallied past Baltimore 35-31 Saturday in the other AFC divisional playoff.

The Broncos (12-5) were left to deal with the hangover of yet another playoff debacle — and maybe questions about Manning's future and that of coach John Fox, as well.

Manning, who joined the Broncos in 2012 after his release from Indy, has gone one-and-done in the playoffs a record nine times in his otherwise stellar career. That includes twice in Denver, where he's 38-10 in the regular season but just 2-3 in the playoffs.

Overall, Manning is 11-13 in the postseason and this was one of his worst playoff performances ever.