During the Sunday night game against the Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson made a play on Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs that could have gone very wrong. The big hit led to a fumble and while Dobbs went to the medical tent, he didn’t miss a play. Despite there being no penalty in the game, NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay stated that it should have been a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness and possibly an ejection.

Despite this, Jackson has been suspended two games and has accrued a fine of $89,670 this season alone for illegal hits. In an Associated Press interview, Jackson stated that his instincts and preparation lead him to be the type of player to be in those high-impact situations, and that likely won’t change any time soon. He had previously said that he would try to aim lower when going for tackles, but also stated that he wouldn’t completely change his game. This style of play was on display again in the recent Vikings game, and Jackson was fortunate to avoid a penalty.

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