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Eifert, Dunlap fined for actions vs Browns

Two Bengals were fined significant amounts of money for unsafe plays in the team’s Week 14 matchup with Cleveland.

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Two Bengals players were fined for on-the-field actions in the team’s Week 14 win in Cleveland.

Per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal and, defensive end Carlos Dunlap was fined $18,231 for a horse collar penalty, for which he was also flagged in the game. And tight end Tyler Eifert was fined the same amount for unnecessary roughness, for which he was also flagged during the game.

Dunlap’s actions came in the third quarter on a Robert Griffin III completion to Corey Coleman for 15 yards to the Bengals' 5 yard line. The Browns were awarded another half the distance to the goal, as they were in the red zone, and scored their first points of the game two plays later.

Dunlap doesn’t agree with the call, but, a screenshot of the action makes it seem like the flag was correctly thrown.

On the Bengals’ ensuing offensive drive, Eifert was called for an illegal blindside block after a 1-yard catch by Alex Erickson. Eifert hit Browns linebacker Corey Lemonier in the head with his helmet on the play. The Bengals ended up punting to finish off that drive.

Here’s a still shot of the hit.

Both players can appeal their fines, but, the video evidence doesn’t make it appear that they would win their appeals. NFL fine money is donated to charities.