Before the game, it was reported that Cardinals running back Steven Jackson - who had 18 carries for 76 yards despites a groin injury, had worked out a deal earlier this year that voids the final year of his contract next season even though he didn't reach certain incentives.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jackson would receive $7 million if he remains with the team. However, the newspaper reported that under terms of a new deal, Jackson can leave after this season.
Such a scenario would give both sides a way around a potentially awkward situation as the Rams weren't likely to give Jackson a long-term extension at age 29.
Denver quarterback Peyton Manning is part of an ownership group that has agreed to buy the Memphis Grizzlies NBA franchise, according to a report.
ESPN.com, citing sources, reported that Manning is a member of a group led by Robert Pera that is purchasing the Grizzlies from Michael Heisley for about $350 million. Manning's stake will reportedly be in his wife Ashley's name. Ashley Manning is a native of Memphis, Tenn. It is not known how much money he put up for a share of the team.
"While my focus is on playing quarterback for the Denver Broncos, I look forward to watching her become involved with her hometown team," Peyton Manning said.
* Green Bay wide receiver Greg Jennings will not play Sunday at Indianapolis because of a groin injury that has nagged him all season.
* New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks won't play Sunday against Cleveland because of recurring left foot and knee problems. He has missed the last two games.
* Replacement referee Wayne Elliott admitted on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" that his crew was wrong when it ruled that Seattle's Golden Tate had scored the game-winning touchdown against Green Bay in Week 3.
The Packers' M.D. Jennings looked as if he intercepted the ball, but referee Lance Easley ruled that Tate had possession.
"I'd probably call interception," Elliot told Showtime. "I learned a rule by screwing up the rule."
Elliott said Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy recently reached reached out to him.
"[McCarthy] called me at my house last week because he had heard I was having a rough week with all the calls and everything," Elliott said. "Wanted [me] to know that he thought what I did - controversial and maybe he didn't agree with it - [but he thought] I handled it with class."
* Incoming Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam III isn't planning any rash personnel moves after he takes over team.
Haslam, whose $1 billion purchase of Cleveland's franchise is expected to be approved by NFL owners later this month, said through a team spokesman that potential changes "are not something we will discuss until after the year." At 0-4, the Browns are the only winless team in the AFC, leading to speculation that coach Pat Shurmur and his staff could be in trouble.
But during an interview with FOX Business, Haslam noted the Browns' youth - they're the league's youngest team - and said he believes the team is building under Shurmur and team president Mike Holmgren.