1. Any pianist with a minimum of curiosity knows firsthand the Piano Variations from 1936.
2. Any piece of art with a flag in it is going to generate some kind of response, mostly because the flag itself is art.
3. Defensive line coach Romeo Crennel will interview with the Chargers and Jets, though he already may have received an offer from the Patriots.
4. Defensive lineman Derrick Burgess continues to struggle with tendon problems in his knee.
5. Defensive lineman Jason Nicastro sat out Wednesday with a minor groin injury.
6. Defensive lineman Jeremy Staat, now with the Steelers, was a backup.
7. Defensive lineman Josh Webb took several snaps with the No. 2 unit.
8. Defensive linemen Marvin Washington and Erik Howard each were hit with $12,000 fines for their actions last Sunday against the Rams.
9. Defensive tackle Bryant Young, who has missed four games with an ankle injury, also expects to return soon.
10. Defensive tackle Chad Hennings led the charge with his first sack of the season.