NFL docks Rahim Moore big

Denver second-year safety Rahim Moore was levied with the second big fine of his short career. Moore was fined $21,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness (specifically, on a pass play, he unnecessarily struck a defenseless player in the head and neck area) on a play Sunday night when he hit Pittsburgh receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

Last year, in the preseason, Moore was fined $20,000 for a hit against Buffalo. Many observers thought Moore’s play slipped after that incident. It will be interesting to see if he is affected by this fine.

Meanwhile, Kansas City running back Shaun Draughn was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness (specifically, on a run play, he grabbed the opponent by the facemask) during a fight in the Chiefs’ loss against Atlanta.

In other AFC West news:

ESPN.com columnist Ashley Fox believes the Broncos are a contender.