The NFL has at least one more play from that game to look at as well.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss tweeted coaches’ video Monday that shows Burfict appearing to stomp on — or at least in the direction of — Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount following Blount’s 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Blount was clearly angry about whatever happened after the play; he got up from the pile and shoved Burfict.
Burfict’s repeated dirty play got him suspended for the first three games of this season. The NFL finally treated him as a multiple offender when handing down that suspension, and Burfict’s history could be weighed when penalties from his actions in New England are handed down.