Jones was fined $13,367 for a low block try towards Bengals cornerback Eli Apple. Jones was additionally fined $10,609 for one more unnecessary grossness offense after the Patriots countered a fumble on Ramondre Stevenson.
Jones acquired a variety of criticism for making an attempt to dam Apple. The play occurred with simply over six minutes remaining within the contest. Jones was pressured into taking part in and tried to take away the ball earlier than taking the sack. Jones chased Pratt, however had no intention of reaching him.
The play was denied after Jones was dominated to have thrown an incomplete move.
Jones was not penalized for the play. After the sport, Apple referred to as Jones a “soiled participant”. Heading into Week 17, Jones mentioned everybody has an opinion, however he is targeted on being the “greatest teammate” attainable.
Different NFL gamers echo Jones’ “soiled” participant sentiment.
The play that led to the second effective got here on the finish of the sport. Stevenson fiddled with the ball because the Patriots drove. He was onerous to see as a result of digicam angle, however after the fumble, Jones appeared to push the Bengals participant right into a scrum, a push that happens round :19 seconds on this video. Jones enters the pile across the :10 second mark.
Jones was penalized for the play on the time. Nonetheless, the published didn’t present a replay of Jones’ pointless roughness penalty.
Jones will begin Sunday when the Patriots face the Miami Dolphins. A win would have pushed the Dolphins out of playoff rivalry, the place he is 7-8 and is at the moment the eighth seed within the AFC. A win over the Dolphins would put him every week away from the common season and New England would qualify for the playoffs.
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