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Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos sent a big “get well soon” message to coach John Fox who watched the game from his bed.

Manning threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns, three to Demaryius Thomas, as he efficiently led the Broncos through their first game since Fox had heart surgery.

Fox had had his aortic valve replaced last Monday in Charlotte, N.C., and was released Friday to his offseason home there, where he’ll continue his recovery and begin rehab soon.

Fox planned to watch the game on TV there, a team spokesman said. If he watched, he probably didn’t like seeing Manning hurting his right ankle.

The Broncos are going to need the old man to heal quick because they will face the Chiefs in the biggest game of the year next week.

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