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Three Packers fined for incidents vs. Lions

Three Green Bay Packers players now have lighter pockets after what happened last week. Per Rob Demovsky of ESPN, three Packers players were fined for incidents vs. the Detroit Lions. Here’s a look at three Packers who have been fined. 

Kevin King: $10,026 for unnecessary roughness/facemask

Tony Brown: $10,026 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting

Josh Jackson: $10,026 for unnecessary roughness/facemask 

Demovsky said Jackson was fined for the second consecutive week, but this time he plans to appeal it. 

King’s penalty occurred in the second quarter when he pulled the facemask of Kenny Golladay after a 15-yard gain. That led to a Matthew Stafford 8-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones to give the Lions the 24-0 lead. It was not a good day for King as he was called for a roughing the kicker penalty, was called for a pass interference penalty and he had to leave the game because his chin got stepped on by a Lions player.

And let’s not forget about the punt return fumble. In the first quarter, the officials ruled that King touched the ball before the Lions on a punt to the Packers which led to the Lions recovering the ball at the Packers 1-yard line. After the game, King kept saying four words to reporters. 

“It didn’t hit me.”

“It didn’t hit me.”

“It didn’t hit me.”

“It didn’t hit me.”

“It didn’t hit me.”

Brown’s penalty took place in the third quarter when he broke up a Stafford pass which was intended for Golladay. After the play, Brown stood over Golladay which led to the officials throwing the flag on him. As for Jackson, his penalty occurred in the third quarter after Stafford threw a 13-yard pass to Golden Tate. That kept the drive going for the Lions and it ended with a Stafford 5-yard TD pass to Golladay. 

So all three Packers will look to correct the mistakes they made last Sunday when the team takes on the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. The Packers enter Monday night’s game as a 9.5-point favorite and one of the reasons for that is the quarterback position. San Francisco lost Jimmy Groppoplo a few weeks again to a torn ACL and they now have C.J. Beathard. Last Sunday against the Cardinals, Beathard went 34-of-54 for 349 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. So far this season, Bearthard has played in three games with two starts and has thrown for four touchdowns and four interceptions.

The 49ers are in the middle of the pack when it comes to their offense. They are ranked 15th in total yards per game (378) and 15th in points per game (23.6). Because of the inconsistencies at quarterback, the 49ers defense has struggled, surrendering nearly 30 points per game. 

And what makes matters worse, the 49ers could be without one of their best players on Monday night. According to the final injury report, running back Matt Breida is listed as questionable after only practicing on Saturday as he’s dealing with an injured shoulder and ankle.

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