San Francisco 49ers

NFL fines 49ers $8,268 in 10-penalty game against Cardinals

The 49ers' 10-penalty game against the Cardinals resulted in three fines of $8,268 from the NFL. Anquan Boldin was fined that amount for his headbutt of a Cardinals defensive back in the third quarter.

Safety Eric Reid was fined for a facemask penalty while Jonathan Martin was fined for clipping. Interestingly, Patrick Willis was not fined despite two personal-foul calls against him, one for a hit on Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton and another on receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

Dan Skuta wasn't fined for a roughing-the-passer foul that seemed to be shoulder-to-shoulder, and thus legal, at the time. Cornerback Chris Culliver was not fined for taunting.

The 49ers lead the league with 36 accepted penalties through three games. Officials are calling an average of 13.7 penalties a game, an increase from last season. Ed Hochuli, whose crew averages 19.5 penalties a game, is refereeing Sunday's contest between the 49ers and Eagles.

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