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Two Patriots players were fined for actions in Week 16 loss vs. Bills

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A couple New England Patriots players were hit with fines for their actions during the team's Week 16 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium.

Starting center David Andrews and right tackle Trent Brown were both fined $10,3000 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike penalties, while Bills defensive lineman Efe Obada was fined $6,944 for hitting Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones.

Brown's penalty came soon after Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes was not penalized for hitting Jones out of bounds late in the second quarter. The officials originally threw a flag on the play but then picked it up after coming together and discussing what happened. 

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Andrews' penalty came in the second half after Jones dove for a first down and a Bills player hit him late. Jones said after the game that he appreciated Andrews coming to his defense.

The Patriots are back in action Sunday afternoon when they host the last-place Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.