Saints end Cameron Jordan won’t face a potential suspension for his punch at Andrew Wylie.
The Kansas City Chiefs went into New Orleans and came away with their 13th win of the season on Sunday in what might have been the most physical competition of the season. From the tough hits and tight coverage to the nasty edge and even a punch thrown, it was a tough slugfest between two Super Bowl contenders—one that taught us a lot about the Chiefs. In the end, the Chiefs walked away with a 32-29 win and a greater likelihood of earning the AFC’s top seed.
During the game, Saints pass rusher Cameron Jordan was ejected in the second half after he was caught throwing a punch at Chiefs offensive lineman Andrew Wylie. At first he drew a penalty for unnecessary roughness, but further discussion among officials forced Jordan to leave the game in the fourth quarter—a key point for the Saints defense.
After the game, Jordan issued a statement on Twitter and stated “I will be better” for the sake of his teammates.
At this point, it looks as if Jordan has largely fulfilled any “punishment” that’s going to come in response to the incident. NFL reporter Tom Pelissero stated on Monday morning that the league is not interested in exploring a further suspension, and that it’s likely that he could receive a fine commensurate with the penalty.
Jordan was certainly a major loss for the Saints. He has 47 tackles, 22 quarterback pressures, and 6.5 sacks in 14 starts so far this season.