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Michael Bennett takes blatant cheap shot on Andy Dalton; may get fined by NFL

The NFL may be calling Michael Bennett this week to ask for a few thousand dollars for his illegal hits on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.

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Michael Bennett continues to remind everyone he is not a fan of Andy Dalton.

That was made clear over the summer when Bennett appeared on the NFL Network and made fun of Dalton for blowing games for the Bengals, which isn't exactly accurate. To be fair, this came when making fun of and/or booing Dalton was commonplace around the NFL and even among Bengals fans.

But Bennett took it another step Sunday after Dalton threw a red-zone interception near the end of the first half. After Earl Thomas picked off Dalton, Bennett immediately went after Dalton and ended up blindsiding him in the back, a penalty which he was flagged for and negated a 68-yard return by Earl Thomas to the Cincinnati 31-yard line.

Instead, the Seahawks would get the ball at their own 33-yard line. There was no question it was an illegal block and cheap shot as Bennett went straight for Dalton's back. What made it even worse was Bennett continued to push Dalton into the ground well after Thomas was down the field. At one point, Bennett even took Dalton's head as he's sitting on the ground.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio thinks Bennett could have even been ejected for it, and the NFL will look into this and possibly issue a fine for Bennett. Frankly, I'm glad Bennett stayed in the game so Dalton and the Bengals could show him who the better team was this day.