Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
Tuck grabbed Rams quarterback Marc Bulger by the facemask in a manner that appeared obvious but accidental. The play appeared painful for Bulger. Tuck grabbed the facemask with enough force to twist Bulger's neck awkwardly. Bulger fell to the ground for a sack. Officials assessed a 15-yard penalty against Tuck on the play.
Kerney's infraction escapes my memory. I bet someone can recall the play. He wasn't penalized. We noted earlier that the league fined Seattle linebacker Julian Peterson $7,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct. The NFL did not like how Peterson celebrated a sack.
Two safeties -- Seattle's Brian Russell and San Francisco's Dashon Goldson -- escaped fines. Russell made contact with 49ers quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan when the quarterback slid. Goldson hit Seattle receiver Logan Payne in the legs, causing a season-ending knee injury. The hit on Payne appeared unfortunate but not against the rules. The 49ers expected a fine for Russell. I wondered if the timing of O'Sullivan's slide played into the ruling.