The Cincinnati Bengals may have tied the Washington Redskins in last weeks’ game abroad, but their players have lost the most out of their pockets despite being out-penalized 15-7 Sunday.
Bengals’ strong safety Shawn Williams makes up the bulk of the fines having to violations to pay up for. Williams was handed two fines Friday. He was penalized during the game for spearing Redskins wideout DeSean Jackson and has been dealt a $24,309 for the incident. Williams was also asked to pay up $9,115 for a facemask on Pierre Garcon.
Williams was joined by cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick with a $18,232 horsecollar on Garcon.
None of the penalties came at very crucial moments, but collectively had at least some say in the 27-27 tie in London.
Aside from the two fines for Williams, Sunday was one of his best outings. He wrapped up a career-high nine tackles. Six tackles came during regulation and he tacked on three additional tackles in overtime. In total, he was on hand for 91 snaps, another career-high.
Before Sunday, Williams’ career-high output was five tackles which he has done twice this season taking on the full-time role at strong safety. Through eight games played, he is second on the team with 509 total snaps. Only cornerback Adam Jones has played more downs on defense.
Kirkpatrick’s role has also been increased having received the second-most snaps for a cornerback. He currently has played 468 snaps, getting the go-ahead over Darqueeze Dennard and Joshua Shaw who both come in for sub-packages while Kirkpatrick and Jones handle the every down situations.