Thanksgiving Day wound up being costly for a quintet of NFC North players.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy was docked $15,750 for striking Packers tight end Ryan Taylor in the head with his shoulder in Detroit's 40-10 thrashing of Green Bay.
Levy was furious about the hit that drew an unnecessary roughness flag by officials, telling the Detroit News this week: "It's a joke, man. The NFL's becoming a joke with some of these calls."
Other fine news from Rapoport:
» Matthews' teammate, cornerback Tramon Williams, is $26,250 lighter in the wallet for shoving an official after Lions running back Joique Bell scored a touchdown. Williams was also flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play.
» Levy wasn't the only offending Lion, as both safety Glover Quin and wide receiver Kris Durham were docked $7,875 apiece. Quin was penalized for a late hit on Jordy Nelson as the Packers wide receiver was running out of bounds. Durham's fine came as a result of tugging Williams' facemask in hopes of tackling the cornerback following an interception.