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Broncos' John Fox, Jack Del Rio Fined For Yelling At Replacement Refs

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio have been fined for their criticism of the NFL's replacement officials during Week 2's Monday night loss to the Atlanta Falcons, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Fox received a $30,000 fine while Del Rio was charged $25,000.

Schefter reported on Sunday that the NFL even called into Atlanta during last week's game to tell the coaches to cool off their behavior directed at the officials. During the game, Fox and Del Rio were actively pestering officials on calls in which they didn't agree.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports said the NFL told the replacement officials to "be more assertive" in dealing with the league's head coaches. Ray Anderson, the NFL executive vice president of football operations, told La Canfora the league sent out a memo warning coaches that the league would be very strict regarding the behavior such as that seen by Fox and Del Rio.

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Broncos vs. Falcons 2012: Game Preview, Kickoff Time, TV Schedule And More

The Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons clash in a Monday Night Football showdown.


Week 2 NFL Picks, Broncos Vs. Falcons: Experts Like Atlanta Over Denver

Coming up to Denver's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night, experts around the NFL seem to be split on who they think will escape the Georgia Dome with a win. The Falcons have the edge according to most of the expert picks around the Web, but the Broncos are getting their fair share. Both teams had big wins in Week 1, with Denver beating the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta taking down the Kansas City Chiefs.

The CBS expert panel was split on the game, with five of them picking the Broncos and four of them picking the Falcons. The Broncos got the benefit of getting the human expert picks as well, one of the Falcon picks came from the CBS 'prediction machine'.

The much larger ESPN expert panel had more of a Falcons tinge to it, but the experts were still split 9/5 on who would end up winning the game. Yahoo's panel was completely on the side of the Falcons, though the Yahoo userbase picked the Broncos.

These picks go in line with the odds that have been given for the game, where Denver is a three point underdog.

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NFL Picks Week 2: Broncos Vs. Falcons

The Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons each enter Week 2 with a win in their season openers last week. The Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-19, while the Falcons dominated the Kansas City Chiefs, 40-24. This Monday Night game certainly has the change at being a shootout.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan led a fast-paced offense to three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown against a Chiefs defense that allowed 40 points in a season opener for the second straight year. The Broncos will need Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil relentlessly hunting for Ryan behind the line of scrimmage to stop that production. The team also needs to improve its third-down play, having allowed the Steelers to convert on 11 of 19 attempts.

Peyton Manning looked like the quarterback we knew in years past, connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He found a groove with his top two receivers, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, and tight end Jacob Tamme, completing five passes to each of them.

The Falcons defense held Matt Cassel to 258 yards on 21-of-33 passing while forcing two interceptions. But Cassel isn't anywhere near Peyton Manning's level.

PREDICTION: Broncos 28, Falcons 24 -- Peyton Manning throws three touchdowns and Willis McGahee churns up the ground for the other score.

Tune into ESPN on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. MT to watch these teams play.

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Ty Warren Injury: Broncos DT Tears Triceps Again, Future Uncertain

In his first NFL game since 2009, star-crossed Denver Broncos defensive tackle Ty Warren re-tore the same triceps muscle he tore last year according to the team's Gray Caldwell.

Warren, who was taken to the locker room in the first half of Denver's Sunday Night Football victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday, has been forced to deal with a bevy of injuries since entering the league in 2003 as a first-round pick. By re-injuring the exact same injury that kept him out all last season, the 31-year-old Warren is clearly headed for a lengthy recovery time, a notion that head coach John Fox confirmed on Monday:

The 6'5, 300-pound tackle's massive frame is simply not able to make it through both an NFL training camp and regular season at this point. While it's unfortunate that the former run-stopping beast is again unable to suit up for a full NFL campaign, it may be time for Warren to step back and re-evaluate his career.

Be sure to stay with SB Nation Denver for more news on Warren's injury, and head over to Mile High Report for more Broncos coverage. Also visit SB Nation's NFL hub for more analysis from around the league.

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