Classic finish in Indianapolis changes Denver’s fate |

Classic finish in Indianapolis changes Denver’s fate

DENVER – Jason Elam didn’t watch the game. Domonique Foxworth, on the other hand, didn’t miss a minute of Pittsburgh’s gut-wrenching 21-18 upset over Indianapolis that brought the AFC Championship game to Denver.”I didn’t see a minute of it because I took my son shopping,” Elam said Monday. “When I came home, my phone lit up, and I made sure I saw the highlights.”He missed what is being touted as one of the best NFL playoff games of all time.”I couldn’t get away from the TV,” Foxworth said. “I didn’t move until I saw the ball hit the ground on the missed field goal.”Though the Colts were big favorites, none of the Broncos would confess to being surprised by the result, which has suddenly made Denver the new odds-on choice to win the Super Bowl.”I knew Pittsburgh would come in and aggressively play the 3-4,” said defensive linemen Gerard Warren, who played the Steelers twice a year when he was with Cleveland. “It always gave Indy fits.”Added CB Darrent Williams: “They are a dangerous team because they are so physical. One of the most physical teams in the league.”That Pittsburgh has won playoff games on the road at Cincinnati and Indianapolis didn’t come as a shock to coach Mike Shanahan either.”It isn’t just all season. They’ve been that way for about the last five years,” Shanahan said. “The wins and losses, the defense, the offense. They’re a good football team.”FRIENDS: Shanahan lists Steelers coach Bill Cowher as one of his better friends in the NFL coaching fraternity. Close enough to where Shanahan nearly worked for him.”I’ve always been good friends with Bill going back to the days when I interviewed out there for the coordinator’s job,” Shanahan said.

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