As if an AFC divisional loss to the Patriots wasn't painful enough for the Texans and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the NFL on Friday fined the Pro Bowl defensive end for unnecessary roughness against Tom Brady.

Clowney's hit on the New England quarterback cost him $18,231, as first reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

The play, which occurred early in the fourth quarter, is questionable; Clowney dragged Brady to the turf well after he had thrown the ball out of bounds. Clowney was not called for a penalty, however.