Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict shows up twice on this week’s list of fines confirmed by the NFL.
Burfict has been fined a total of $31,000 for two infractions against the Packers in Cincinnati’s 34-30 victory. He was fined $21,000 for a hit to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver and $10,000 for hitting an opposing player below the belt.
The hit on the receiver came when Burfict hit Packers wide receiver James Jones as he was making a catch in the second quarter of the game. It was flagged for unnecessary roughness by the officials during the game.
Burfict’s other foul was not penalized, although the target of his blow was flagged. Burflict hit Packers tight end Ryan Taylor with a low blow as the two players locked up on an extra point try in the third quarter. Taylor retaliated with a shove, which the officials saw and penalized while Burfict escaped unpenalized. Taylor was not fined by the league for his retaliatory shove.