KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs defensive end Jaye Howard was fined $17,363 for roughing the passer in Week 12, according to a league spokesman.
The penalty occurred late in the third quarter with the Buffalo Bills facing a third-and-9 at the Chiefs’ 32-yard line.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor completed a pass for 12 yards when Howard contacted Taylor with the crown of his helmet to draw the flag.
The Bills accepted the penalty, which was enforced at the Chiefs’ 20-yard line and placed the ball at the 10-yard line. Buffalo would score a touchdown on the next play when Taylor completed a pass to running back LeSean McCoy.
The infraction was the only blemish on Howard’s performance against the Bills.
Howard made his impact felt in the trenches, totaling 69 of the 72 defensive snaps and finished the contest with two solo tackles, a quarterback hit and a fumble recovery.
The Chiefs went on to defeat the Bills, 30-22.
Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.