Brandon Meriweather Continues Helmet-To-Helmet Hits In Redskins-Bears Game (GIFs)

10/20/2013 06:36 pm ET
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Brandon Meriweather still doesn't play by the rules regarding illegal hits and it nearly cost Washington against Chicago on Sunday.

With Washington leading 31-24 late in the third quarter, Chicago's backup quarterback Josh McCown found Alshon Jeffery for a 28-yard catch. The play ended with Meriweather charging in on Jeffery, launching himself and nailing him with a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit. A personal foul was called, putting Chicago at Washington's 28-yard line. The Bears scored four plays later to tie the game. Fortunately, Jeffery was able to stay in the game.

The Bears capitalized on another illegal hit by Meriweather in the fourth quarter when he lead with his helmet and hit a defenseless Brandon Marshall in the end zone late. Both appeared to be shaken up after the incompletion and a personal foul was called. Chicago scored on the next play to take the lead, 41-38.

The Redskins came back to win 45-41.

Meriweather delivered two helmet-to-helmet hits in a game against Green Bay earlier this season, concussing running back Eddie Lacy and himself. He was fined $42,000 by the NFL. It looks like the Meriweather will have to open up his wallet again and as Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk pointed out, he could face a suspension as well.

Meriweather seems to know he's due to get a phone call from the NFL office this week.

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