NFC West Penalty Watch: Rams fined

The NFL levied five fines against the St. Louis Rams during their game against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3.

That included $7,500 fines against guard Jacob Bell (chop block), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (horse-collar tackle) and tackle Jason Smith (unnecessary roughness), plus $5,000 against receiver Danario Alexander for roughing the kicker. Fletcher received a second $7,500 fine for unnecessary roughness.

Fletcher and San Francisco 49ers guard Chilo Rachal each had three penalties in Week 3. As a result, Fletcher and Seattle's Russell Okung now are tied for the NFL lead with six penalties apiece, including declined penalties. No one else has more than five.

The chart shows all NFC West players with at least three this season.

Seattle is tied for the NFL lead with 35 accepted or declined penalties, same as Oakland. San Francisco is fourth with 31. The Rams are fifth with 30. Arizona is 17th with 22.


2011 NFC West Penalty Leaders