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Hits on Vikings' Favre cost two Patriots $7,500 each

NEW YORK -- The NFL has fined New England Patriots defensive tackle Myron Pryor $7,500 for his hit on Brett Favre that cut the Minnesota quarterback's chin.

Favre left the Vikings' loss midway through the fourth quarter Sunday and needed 10 stitches in his chin.

Pryor was not penalized on the play, in which his helmet got under Favre's facemask and cut Favre's chin.

The Boston Globereported on Friday that Pryor "definitely" plans to appeal the fine.

Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton was fined $7,500 for roughing the passer when he unnecessarily struck Favre in the head and neck area earlier in the game.

The league has cracked down on illegal hits and has promised suspensions for hits to the head or neck area of defenseless players.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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