Emotions were high during the Eagles-Bills overtime game last Sunday, and Buffalo DT Jordan Phillips not only got into it with a Philly fan, he also made some decisions on the field that had Jason Kelce fuming in the days that followed.
Kelce was specifically mad about one play in which Phillips jumped offsides and continued to drill Cam Jurgens into the dirt — and almost into Jalen Hurts. The refs threw a flag for offsides, but Kelce argued it should have been a personal foul. The veteran center also had strong words about the poor officiating job on the play, saying that the refs not flagging Phillips for a personal foul only led to other issues throughout the game.
Not only did Kelce think Phillips should have received a personal foul, he also called for the DT to be fined by the league to deter these kind of cheap shots moving forward. Turns out, the league did not share Kelce’s thoughts on the matter, and Phillips avoided a fine for his Week 12 play.
Jason Kelce on the second play in this video, where Jordan Phillips goes after Cam Jurgens:— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) November 29, 2023
“I thought it was bull s**t at the time…He purposely tried to hurt Cam Jurgens…I think he should be fined for that play.” pic.twitter.com/Lh8El3SQpD
So, while that play (and all of the others) by Phillips didn’t deserve a fine in the eyes of the NFL, this one by D’Andre Swift earned a nearly $10k fine for unnecessary roughness.
The NFL fined Eagles RB D'Andre Swift $9,857 for "Unnecessary Roughness" that occurred on Swift's truck over safety Percy Butler toward the end of last week's win at Washington Commanders: pic.twitter.com/xCxw0cLwhe— Josh Tolentino (@JCTSports) November 5, 2023
Let’s just hope we don’t see more of this because the NFL chose to turn a blind eye.