DENVER, CO (The Spread) - Despite reports before Sunday's Divisional round game in Denver, the Broncos never discussed firing coach John Fox.

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Before the Broncos' loss to the Colts in Sunday's NFL playoff game, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report noted there was a "pretty good chance" that Fox would get fired if Denver lost to Indianapolis. But following the game, the Denver Post wrote that John Elway and the Broncos never discussed firing Fox prior to the contest.

The Broncos were 9.5-point home favorites over the Colts but they were beaten outright as Indianapolis advanced to the AFC title game against New England. Fox's Broncos also lost as a 9.5-point home favorite versus the Ravens in the 2013 playoffs.

Denver has won the AFC West in each of Fox's first four seasons but lost in the Divisional round in 2011 and 2012 before getting crushed by the Seahawks in the Super Bowl in 2013. If Fox were to hit the open market, he likely would be in high demand with openings in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Oakland.

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