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Bengals News (12/27): Mac Jones tries to explain hit on Eli Apple

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Bengals News (12/27): Mac Jones tries to explain hit on Eli Apple
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Mac Jones doesn’t give the best excuse for nearly taking out the Bengals corner back.

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The play occurred in the fourth quarter of a 10-point game between the Bengals and Patriots, when Bengals safety Vonn Bell appeared to force a Jones fumble. Linebacker Germaine Pratt scooped up the live ball and sprinted in the opposite direction toward what would have been a decisive fumble-return touchdown. Jones chased him in vain before turning his head back and diving toward the legs of Apple, who was trailing Pratt as the linebacker neared the end zone.

Patriots QB Mac Jones explains low hit on Bengals’ Eli Apple
The NFL is reviewing the play, per a source, which is standard operating procedure in every game as part of its on-field code of conduct for all players. Those who are deemed to be in violation are subject to fines.

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