Broncos coach John Fox was fined $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 for verbal abuse of the officials during a Monday night game against Atlanta on Sept. 17.
Shanahan takes blame
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he acted "in the wrong way" when he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during the final confusing seconds of the team's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The officials mistakenly marked off 20 yards for the penalty instead of 15, forcing the Redskins into a third and 50 for the game's final play
NFL seeks to block Vilma
A federal magistrate ordered attorneys for the NFL and Jonathan Vilma to hold a status conference on Thursday to discuss the league's efforts to block Vilma's demands for evidence in the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints.
Cardinals are confident
Need a reason for the Cardinals' best start in 38 years? It's their dominating defense.
"We have a swagger and a lot of confidence," Arizona linebacker Daryl Washington said after beating the Eagles. "We believe in one another and as the season progresses, we'll continue to get better."
The Cardinals knocked Eagles QB Michael Vick into their bench on the first play from scrimmage and kept coming after him.
The here-we-are win leaves the Cardinals as one of three undefeated teams left in the NFL, with Houston and Atlanta.
"They're playing hard, they're believing in the scheme and it's a great feeling when everyone's playing the way they are," Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said.
Jason Witten wishes he could blame the dropped passes on his spleen injury, the time he missed because of it, or feeling badly in some way.
The Dallas Cowboys' seven-time Pro Bowl tight end instead said he just isn't making the plays.
The usually reliable receiver, and one of quarterback Tony Romo's favorite targets, has had several bobbles in the last two games. That includes a likely touchdown while running alone down the field in a close victory on Sunday against Tampa Bay, a ball off his fingertips that he juggled and dropped.
"Not all of them are perfect opportunities where it's just between the 8 and the 2 [on the jersey], and you catch it and you go on, but plays I expect to make," Witten said. "I take full responsibility for it, and rest assured that I'm going to get it fixed."
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from the hospital a day after being knocked out by a helmet-to-helmet hit and is expected to make a full recovery. Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion and a strained neck on the scary hit from Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy that stopped the game Sunday for more than 10 minutes as Heyward-Bey had to regain consciousness before being carted off the field and taken to the hospital.
Jets add players
New York re-signed linebacker Bryan Thomas and wide receiver Patrick Turner, and cut defensive lineman Marcus Dixon.
Tampa Bay defensive end Adrian Clayborn will miss the rest of the season because of a right knee injury that will require surgery. . . . The Jacksonville Jaguars have three players recovering from concussions. Receiver Laurent Robinson, fullback Montell Owens and cornerback Kevin Rutland left Sunday's game at Indianapolis with concussions. Fullback Greg Jones also took a blow to the head, but passed his concussion test and returned to the game. . . . Indianapolis Colts receiver Austin Collie will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee.
Sunday's late game
Ravens 31, Patriots 30 - The New England Patriots could have blasted the replacement officials, blaming them for some debatable calls at critical points in a see-saw game.
Instead, the Patriots mostly blamed themselves rather than a flurry of flags for a loss to the host Baltimore Ravens.
"They made plays and we didn't, and that's what it came down to," safety Steve Gregory said. "In the end, we got to find a way to make a play to stop them and keep them from getting into field-goal range to kick that ball. In the end, they just did a little bit better job than we did."
Ravens rookie Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired.