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“You’ve got to go lower,” Shanahan said of that hit.

Shanahan mourns friend

Sunday’s victory culminated an emotional 48 hours for Shanahan. On Friday night, his best friend and college roommate, longtime NFL assistant coach Mike Heimerdinger, died of cancer.

“I think he had something to do with maybe a couple of those plays, especially in the fourth quarter,” Shanahan said. “Any time you lose a dear friend, a guy that I’ve been very close to a long time, especially at his age, is very tough. If you guys knew him, you’d realize we just lost a great person.”

Extra points

• Strong safety LaRon Landry missed a series in the second half because he was in the restroom.

“Something happened there,” Shanahan said.

Missing game time to be in the restroom is unusual. Landry, however, played down his temporary absence.

“I’m fine,” he said curtly.

• Receiver Anthony Armstrong (hamstring) was inactive. Jabar Gaffney had a game-high 62 receiving yards on four catches.

• Fullback Darrel Young (hamstring) also was inactive. Tight end Chris Cooley played some snaps at fullback, and Mike Sellers also played a few.

“Ideally, do I want to line up at tight end and run routes? Absolutely, yes,” Cooley said. “D.Y. will be healthy. … He’s unquestionably the fullback of this football team.”