NFL fines Commanders player for losing mask that helped end Eagles’ undefeated season, injured TE Dallas Goedert
Davis was fined $10,609 on Saturday for unnecessary roughness during last week’s game against the Eagles. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Specifically, he was fined for grabbing and removing an Eagles extremist mask Dallas Goedertand then gave up a costly fumble.
No flag was thrown on the play in the fourth quarter, despite the huge masking penalty.
That fumble, which would have been called back if a penalty had been called, ended a six-game Eagles drive and gave the Commanders’ offense a short field, which led to a 55-yard field goal.
Not only did the Eagles eventually lose the game, 32-21, to end their bid for an undefeated season, they also lost Goedert. long time off due to a shoulder injury.
Goedert was on his way to his first career Pro Bowl season, with 43 catches, 544 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 53 targets in nine games this season. He was a key part of an Eagles offense that ranks third in the NFL in yards and points per game, and now the team will have to rely on that. Jack StollGrant Calcaterra and Tyree Jackson at tight end.
The fumble call wasn’t the only reason the Eagles lost, but it stood out on a disappointing night. The league officially acknowledging that its officials missed the mask penalty probably won’t do much to reduce that frustration.
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