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“That’s not for me to say whether it’s just or not just,” Allen said. “It’s unfortunate that our guy got hit and was knocked out of the game. I’ll say that.”

Titans coach Mike Munchak said the hit looked a lot worse because Rivera was going low and his helmet came off. Munchak said the intent to harm wasn’t there because Griffin went in with his shoulder.

“I think the helmet came off from him actually hitting the ground of his own doing,” Munchak said. “I think (Griffin) hit him with his shoulder, for sure.”

Griffin was fined $21,000 for hitting Jets receiver Stephen Hill high while blocking after an interception Sept. 29. The NFL also fined Griffin $21,000 last season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Minnesota receiver Michael Jenkins last season, and the safety was fined $7,500 for a late hit in the head area with his helmet in a game at Carolina in November 2011.

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AP Sports Writer Josh Dubow in Alameda, Calif., contributed to this report.