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Multiple Packers and Vikings Players Fined After Rough Week 2 Matchup

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 25:  Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings is tackled with the ball by Blake Martinez #50 of the Green Bay Packers third quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings rivalry is as hot as ever in 2019, and perhaps nothing signifies that better than the absurd amount of fines that were issued after their Week 2 clash.

From the Packers, CB Jaire Alexander was issued a $10,527 fine for an unnecessary roughness penalty stemming from an illegal block in the back on Adam Thielen (who was also issued a fine). Linebacker Blake Martinez was issued a hefty $28,075 fine for what seemed to be a perfectly clean hit on the running back.

As for the Vikings, Kris Boyd was handed a $28,075 fine for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Trevor Davis. Wide receivers Thielen and Stefon Diggs were each fined $10,527 for unnecessary roughness and personal foul penalties.

Clearly these two teams aren't fond of each other as plenty of flags were thrown by the officials, many being personal foul calls. While Martinez and Boyd were given the harshest fines, the Packers linebacker's fine stands out as being particularly harsh and unwarranted.

Still, the players will just have to fork over the money and turn their focus to their next matchup. The sides meet again on Dec. 23 in what should be an equally heated game, despite it occurring in the middle of winter.