INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The doctor of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano says his leukemia is in remission.
Dr. Larry Cripe tells The Associated Press that Pagano's white blood cell count was normal and his bone marrow showed no indication of the disease.
Earlier Monday, interim coach Bruce Arians said the 5-3 Colts hoped to have Pagano back on the sideline for their regular-season finale Dec. 30. Pagano spoke to his players before and after Sunday's 23-20 victory over Miami.
Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia Sept. 26 and remained hospitalized until Oct. 21 as doctors treated him with chemotherapy. He has been resting at home since then.
Sunday marked the first time he was allowed to return to Lucas Oil Stadium.
Pagano will go through a second round of chemotherapy soon because some cancerous cells may remain in his body.
Saints and Eagles meet tonight in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tonight's NFL game features two teams teetering on the edge of collapse. It's the 2-5 New Orleans Saints hosting the 3-4 Philadelphia Eagles.
Michael Vick has quarterbacked the Eagles to three straight losses and there are questions about his job security. Perhaps he turns things around tonight against the Saints leaky defense. New Orleans is the first team since at least 1950 to surrender more than 400 yards in seven straight games.
Drew Brees continues to put up impressive passing numbers for the Saints, but there's no room for error. When he struggled last week against Denver, the Saints were blown out 34-14.
Chiefs Crennel removes himself as D-coordinator
UNDATED (AP) -- Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel (kreh-NEHL') has relieved himself of duties as defensive coordinator.
Crennel had been juggling head coaching and coordinator duties since taking over on an interim basis when Todd Haley was fired last December. Crennel announced Monday that Gary Gibbs would become defensive coordinator and he would spend more time with the entire team.
The 1-7 Chiefs also waived starting cornerback Stanford Routt and signed defensive tackle Shaun Smith.
Jets coach Ryan still has no power
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and several of his players are among thousands of New Jersey residents still without power in their homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Ryan said Monday as the team returned from its bye week that his home in Summit has yet to get power back. He recognizes he is in the same situation as many others in the area recovering from the hurricane and its aftermath.
Ryan stressed to his players in a morning meeting that "obviously you have to take care of family, that's first and foremost. Yourself probably second and this team third."
Also from the NFL:
-- Tennessee owner Bud Adams plans to evaluate everyone from the front office to the coaches to the players over the final seven games after the Titans lost 51-20 to Chicago, the most points allowed since a 59-0 loss to New England in 2009. He told The Tennessean newspaper his Titans were "grossly outcoached and outplayed from start to finish."
-- Oakland Raiders running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both have high ankle sprains that leave their status in doubt for the upcoming week. Both were injured in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. The Raiders take on Baltimore this week.
--Buffalo starting defensive end Mark Anderson could miss another three weeks after having a setback recovering from left knee surgery. Coach Chan Gailey says team doctors haven't ruled out Anderson requiring what he called another "procedure." He's already missed three games. Gailey says starting cornerback Aaron Williams will miss a few weeks after hurting his right knee in Sunday's loss to Houston.
-- The NFL says a 30-yard touchdown run by Carolina's DeAngelo Williams against Washington Sunday should not have counted because of an inadvertent whistle. The league says that the Panthers should have instead been offered the ball at the 17-yard line -- at the point where line judge Thomas Symonette blew his whistle and mistakenly thought Williams had stepped out of bounds.
-- The Baltimore Ravens' game at the Pittsburgh Steelers will remain on Sunday night Nov. 18. Week 11 is when flexible scheduling kicks in, allowing the NFL to move a more appealing matchup into prime time if need be. But with the rival 6-2 Ravens and 5-3 Steelers again battling for the AFC North title, NBC is keeping the game.
ESPN radio announcer Jim Durham dies at 65