NFL notebook: Colts' Pagano attends 1st game this season
• Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano watched Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins from the coaches' box at Lucas Oil Stadium. It was the first time he was back inside Indy's home stadium since being diagnosed with leukemia. He was not available for comment. Pagano was expected to remain in a controlled environment during the game so he could avoid the risk of infection. The 52-year-old coach is scheduled to begin a second round of chemotherapy this week.
• An NFL official lost his temper and used an obscenity during the Dolphins-Colts game, and it was obvious to everyone inside Lucas Oil Stadium and those watching on television. It occurred when a member of referee Tony Corrente's crew asked for a conference following a penalty with 5:22 left in the game. The crowd of 66,479 heard it, but it did not make it onto CBS' telecast.
• The referee for Carolina's 21-13 victory over Washington said there was an inadvertent whistle by the line judge on the first-quarter play when Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams scored on a 30-yard run. According to a pool report, referee Carl Cheffers said the touchdown stood after the officials discussed the play because, “We just felt when the whistle blew, that the player would have already scored.”
• Running back Darren McFadden left the Raiders' game against the Buccaneers with a leg injury. Oakland's leading rusher went to the locker room late in the second quarter. It was unclear how he was injured. The team said X-rays on McFadden's leg were negative and he did not return.
• Dez Bryant started for the Dallas Cowboys in Sunday night's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Bryant, second on the team with 41 catches, was listed as questionable with a hip injury.
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