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Knighton fined $25,000 for hit on Luck

Knighton fined $25,000 for hit on Luck

NEW YORK (AP) Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, Kansas City linebacker Tamba Hali and New England LB Brandon Spikes were fined $25,000 each by the NFL on Friday for hits in recent games.

Knighton was fined for making helmet-to-helmet contact with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who was defenseless at the time. The hit came in Indianapolis' victory Nov. 8 at Jacksonville and negated an interception by Aaron Ross.

Hali was docked for striking Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich with his helmet.

Spikes got a roughing-the-passer penalty on Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick that drew the fine. He hit Fitzpatrick with his helmet. The players later jawed at each other and after the Patriots' win, Fitzpatrick called Spikes ``a punk.''

In all, 17 players drew fines Friday for their actions in Week 10 games.

Oakland linebacker Aaron Curry was given two fines: $15,750 for striking Baltimore RB Ray Rice late, and $7,875 for unnecessary roughness on a special teams play. Raiders LB Phillip Wheeler was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness when he grabbed Rice by the facemask.

Fined $21,000 were 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Rams quarterback Sam Bradford last Sunday, and Minnesota linebacker Jasper Brinkley for a helmet hit on a defenseless Lions receiver Calvin Johnson.

AFC players fined that amount were Broncos LB Von Miller for striking Carolina QB Cam Newton below the knee; and Colts defensive end Jerry Hughes for a late hit on Jacksonville QB Blaine Gabbert.

Docked $15,750 were Cincinnati LB Rey Maulaluga for striking defenseless Giants WR Dominek Hixon in the head and neck area; and Denver DT Kevin Vickerson for a horse-collar tackle on Newton.

Jaguars safety Dawan Landry was fined $10,000 for a fourth-quarter hit on Luck that made contact to the head and neck area after Luck declared himself down by sliding feet first. Lions receiver Ryan Broyles was fined $10,000 for an illegal crackback block on Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield.

Others docked $10,000 were Patriots LB Jerod Mayo for a late hit on Bills RB C.J. Spiller when he was out of bounds; and Dolphins guard Richie Incognito for striking Tennessee LB Colin McCarthy late. Incognito was benched for a few plays by Dolphins coach Joe Philbin after the incident.

Justin Houston of Kansas City was fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct when he began a group celebration in the end zone. Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard lost the same amount for hitting Fitzpatrick out of bounds.


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Ravens vs. Jaguars Live Updates: Scores, stats, highlights, analysis

Ravens vs. Jaguars Live Updates: Scores, stats, highlights, analysis

The Baltimore Ravens travel to Jacksonville for a Week 3 showdown with the Jaguars on Sunday. The Ravens enter the game with a perfect 2-0 record despite needing to rally from 19-2 down to beat the Browns in Week 2.

The Jaguars enter Sunday having lost their first two games of the season.

While Gus Bradley isn't on the hot seat just yet, another loss would make things very interesting considering the wealth of young talent the team has stockpiled over the last three seasons.  

The Game begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS from EverBank Field.



12:30 p.m. — Longtime assistant coach Clarence Brooks passed away earlier in the week. His memory will be with the Ravens this week and the rest of the season.

12:40 p.m. — Seven Ravens players are inactive for Week 3. It's the same seven players who have been inactive for the previous two games. 

12:45 p.m. — The Ravens are looking to enact some revenge on the Jaguars following the bizarre finish to their 2015 game. An Elvis Dumervil facemasking penalty on the final play of the game gavr the JAguars a free play, which resulted in a 53-yard game-winning field goal from Jason Meyers. 

First Quarter:

1:00 p.m. — It's time for kickoff. The Jaguars will receive the kick.

1:10 p.m. — Ravens force a three-and-out on the first possession.Ravens have a three-and-out of their own.

1:20 p.m. — Another punt for the Jaguars. Not exactly a bnarnburner early on. 

1:25 p.m. — Rookie LB Kamalei Correa nearly picks off Blake Bortles on a short pass underneath. Would have been his first-career interception. 

Second Quater:

1:33 p.m. — Joe Flacco rushing touchdown? Joe Flacco rushing touchdown. Joe Cool scampers for an 18-yard score. It is the 14th rushing TD of his career. 

1:40 p.m. — C.J. Mosely did it again. After sealing the victory in Week 2 with a fourth quarter INT, the athletic LB intercepts Blake Bortles. A beautiful one-handed snag.

1:45 p.m. — The Ravens defense continues to play extremdly well. It does help that Blake Bortles has thrown three first-quarter interceptions this season.

2:00 p.m.  — Jeremy Zuttah is again not having a great start. He gets burned on the line and Flacco takes a big hit and a sack.

2:04 p.m. — Ravens punt, and Jacksonville finally gets a spark, thanks to a 43-yard punt return from Rashad Greene.

2:10 p.m. — The Ravens are up 10-0 at the two-minute warning. Joe Flacco is the Ravens' leading rusher with 13 yards. That is less than ideal. 

2:15 p.m. — The Jaguars are on the baord thanks to a redzone touchdown from Allen Robinson. 10-7 Ravens. 

2:20 p.m. — Joe Flacco has completed 13 straight passes. Make that 14 straight. 

2:25 p.m. — Make that 16-straight, which is a new Ravens record. He is 17-for-21 on the day.

2:27 p.m. — Justin Tucker attempts a 57-yard field goal with five seconds left. Not enough leg, but there's a flag on the play.  Ravens will get an untimed down and another FG chance. 

2:30 p.m. — Tucker, this time from 42 yards, is good. Ravens lead at the half 13-7. 

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Dumervil won’t play against Jaguars, missing third straight game

Dumervil won’t play against Jaguars, missing third straight game

JACKSONVILLE – Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil will miss his third consecutive game, after being declared inactive for Week 3 against the Jaguars. Dumervil had hoped to make his 2016 debut after offseason foot surgery, and he practiced both Wednesday and Thursday. However, Dumervil did not practice Friday, the first warning sign that he might not be ready to suit up. It remains to be seen how long Dumervil will continue to be out, but his continued absence is not something the Ravens were hoping for.

Joining Dumervil on the Ravens inactive list Sunday were running backs Kenneth Dixon and Buck Allen, cornerbacks Will Davis and Jerraud Powers, defensive tackle Willie Henry, and offensive lineman John Urschel.

For the Jaguars, running back Chris Ivory was active Sunday after missing the first two games with an undisclosed illness. The presence of Ivory should give a lift to the Jaguars’ rushing attack. Ivory is a physical runner who excels at yards after contact. The Ravens’ run defense will be put to the test if Ivory is healthy enough to carry his usual workload.

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