The Saints and Patriots played right down to the wire last Sunday that featured plenty of excitement on the way to a 30-27 Patriots win.
It also featured a couple of fines for players who violated league edicts. Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was fined $15,750 for a hit to the head of Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins. The hit came in the third quarter of the game on a second-and-six pass that Thompkins couldn’t reel in after taking the blow from Jenkins. The ensuing penalty handed the Patriots 15 yards they used to move into position for a field goal that snapped a 17-17 tie.
Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was also fined by the league, although it was for what he wore on the field as opposed to what he did on it. Spikes was fined $10,500 for wearing red shoes that violated the league’ uniform policy.
That’s two straight weeks with fines for wearing red shoes for Spikes that total $18,375. Given that commitment to wearing red shoes, Elvis Costello might want to dedicate this number to Spikes at his next concert.