Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton called out his team and then apologised, while the Seattle Seahawks' Doug Baldwin regretted pushing an assistant coach.
Hilton slammed his team's offensive line following Sunday's 27-0 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hilton said the linemen had to "take some pride" and block for quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who was sacked 10 times. Hilton recanted those comments on Monday, issuing an apology to his team-mates.
He was not the only one apologising. Seahawks receiver Baldwin expressed regret for pushing assistant head coach Tom Cable on the sideline during Seattle's 24-7 win over the New York Giants.
Brett Hundley did not apologise for his lacklustre performance against the New Orleans Saints, but the Green Bay Packers quarterback said the team can still make the play-offs without Aaron Rodgers.
Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas questioned his future; there will not be a quarterback change in Denver and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger poked fun at safety Robert Golden for his throwing form on a successful fake punt.
Meanwhile, Saints running back Mark Ingram said coach Sean Payton has to come through on his offer of a salon day.
Here's the latest edition of "He said what?!"
– Hilton's apology to the Colts' offensive linemen: "I have their back. I love them to death and I was wrong. I'm always against that and I go out and do it, so 100 per cent I messed up. It's on me. I'm sorry for that and I'm leader and those guys look up to me and I stabbed them in the back, so for me I'm sorry about that. I'll approach them individually one on one and just let them know I was 100 per cent dead-arse wrong."
– Baldwin on the altercation with Cable: "I lost my cool. It's 100 per cent my fault. At that moment, I was really frustrated with the offense as a whole. Not the coaching staff – the players. Y'all know I love Cable to death. Me and Cable have one of the best relationships from coach to player. That was 100 per cent my fault. I already apologised to him."
– Hundley's outlook on the rest of the season: "As a backup learning here for three years, all I can say is don’t write us off. That’s the biggest thing. We have to get better, and we will get better, but we're not out."
– Thomas on his season-ending triceps injury and his NFL future: "Am I done playing? I don't know… It's too early to make any decisions."
10,363 consecutive offensive plays.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 22, 2017
What an incredible streak for Joe Thomas. pic.twitter.com/IVwRN9zcWj
– Broncos coach Vance Joseph on the struggling Trevor Siemian: "Trevor is our guy... We all have to do more to help the offense get better."
– Colts coach Chuck Pagano on Sunday's shut-out loss: "We're professionals. We'll show up and go back to work. That's what you do. When you get your arse knocked down, you get up off the mat and you fight. Period. You don't tuck your tail like a coward. You fight."
– Roethlisberger on Golden's throwing motion: "Horrible form… It looked like he was casting, like, a deep-sea fishing. But it might have been the best pass of the night."
– Cowboys safety Jeff Heath on filling in for injured kicker Dan Bailey: "That was fun, the most fun I've had playing football in a really long time... The kickoffs, I didn't really know where the ball was going to go... I think we'd all like it if Dan could do that job from here on out."
– Ingram on Payton's salon offer: "We will be taking him up on that offer Monday. I don't know about everybody else. But I'm gonna holler at him for my pedicure."
– Saints receiver Ted Ginn Jr. on getting pedicures: "Oh, I'm a pedicure guy – it's part of my swag. I need to put my feet up in that hot water with all this running [Payton] got me doing."
– Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on protests during the national anthem affecting the NFL brand: "There is no question the league is suffering negative effects from these protests... I care about a lot of things. But our ability to be substantive is based on having a strong NFL, a league that people are really interested in and want to watch games. At all times, if I am anything, I am first and foremost a proponent of making the NFL strong. Making us have as many people watching the game as we can and watching in light of what we are doing and that's playing football. If all this makes you stronger to represent messages, let's don't do it in a way that tears down the strength of the NFL."
– Eagles coach Doug Pederson on having the NFL's best record at 6-1: "The bull's-eye on our back becomes bigger."
19. November 2018
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|Dembele must focus and be more responsible - Suarez|
|Neymar could return one day – Barca chief|
|Cole backs West Ham to keep Arnautovic|
|Injury rules Bernardo Silva out of Poland clash|
|Lamar Jackson debut start ´spectacular´ - Ravens coach Harbaugh|
|Babar run out the turning point, laments Sarfraz|
|West Ham boost London Stadium capacity to 60,000|
|A great advertisement for Test cricket - Williamson revels in stunning win|
|Van Dijk one of the world´s best - Klaassen|
|Floersch had ´angel on her shoulder´ in horror crash|
|Gascoigne charged with sexual assault|
|I am going to stay at Chelsea and fight, insists Giroud|
|Hansen to make announcement on All Blacks future|
|I have reached the top by joining Chelsea - Sarri|
|Bonucci tells Italy boo boys to ´live with less envy´|
|Dramatic Pakistan collapse gives Stead first New Zealand Test win|
|Button enjoying racing for first time in years|
|Dortmund chief not planning Pulisic sale|
|Theismann: Smith leg break ´heart-wrenching´ to watch|
|Wolves defender Jonny suffers knee injury|
|Holmes to meet with Sharks amid NFL switch talk|
|LeBron made 51 points ´look easy´, says Walton|
|McGuire signs four-year deal with Cowboys|
|Bears beat Vikings to extend NFC North lead|
|Peng overcomes Davis in Houston final|
|Kerr says this has been his toughest stretch as Warriors coach|
|LeBron scores 51 in Lakers´ win, Warriors fall to Spurs|
|Win more than Djokovic? Let´s chill out – Zverev|
|Steelers´ rally highlights wild day of close, last-minute finishes|
|Modric not worried about Ballon d´Or|
|Saints pull away for blowout victory over Eagles, extend winning streak to nine|
|Martinez laments loss of control by Belgium|
|Logano claims first NASCAR Cup championship|
|Luis Enrique delighted with attitude of Spain´s squad|
|Stevens tells Celtics to get ´tougher´|
|Griezmann: Being Messi´s lieutenant played a part in rejecting Barcelona|
|Curry proud of how Warriors handled Green-Durant incident|
|Courtois: Belgium thought Nations League job was done|
18. November 2018
|Howell ends 11-year title drought to deny record-breaking Rodgers|
|Robben dismisses Bayern title talk|
|Huge blow for Redskins as QB Smith breaks tibia and fibula|
|Switzerland 5 Belgium 2: Seferovic treble crowns incredible comeback|
|Titans DC Pees taken to hospital during Colts game|
|Spain 1 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0: Debutant Mendez spares Morata´s blushes|
|Peterson goes sixth on rushing touchdowns list|
|Titans QB Mariota suffers elbow injury|
|Djokovic hails much-improved Zverev|
|Arnautovic refuses to discuss West Ham future after Austria win|
|Redskins QB Smith carted off after gruesome ankle injury|
|Jaguars shut down Jalen Ramsey trade rumours|
|Classy Zverev revels in victory, hails defeated Djokovic|
|Forget the Nations League was ever invented, jokes Northern Ireland boss O´Neill|
|Magnificent Zverev claims ATP Finals title|
|Mahrez double fires Algeria to 2019 AFCON|
|Mbappe hoping for French winner of Ballon d´Or|
|Northern Ireland 1 Austria 2: Last-gasp winner denies hosts maiden Nations League point|
|Teenager admits assaulting Wales great Thomas|
|Browns deny Condoleezza Rice is candidate for head coaching job|
|Koeman: Netherlands not favourites for Germany clash|
|Dalic ´not sad´ but blames fatigue for Croatia relegation|
|Proud Southgate hails England hero Kane as world´s best goalscorer|
|Last-gasp Exeter penalty try shatters Bristol|
|Mbappe dismisses talk of Cavani-Neymar rift|
|Keita will do ´great things´ for Liverpool – Mane|
|Mourinho needs time to fix Manchester United - Veron|
|Southgate sees progress as England reward loyal support|
|Miller hungry to ´knock out a Brit´ after Dinu demolition|
|Yasir, Hasan put Pakistan in control with five-wicket hauls|