Originally posted by joebbadass:
There were several cheap shots in this game. Forearm to the face of Alex, Walker kicked, etc. Green Bay got away with the helmet to helmet hit after Gore scored last week. I wonder what the Lions get away with this week. Harbaugh's description of the Lions as "chippy" was affirmed during the game. The 9ers beat Detroit because they are a better team. The Lions are weasel-punks who couldn't stand up to men.
That coulda been called a late hit maybe, but you can hit a runner helmet to helmet (I.E. Donte Whitners hit on Pierre Thomas). It's when they are in the act of catching the ball (defenseless receiver) or if it's a QB that they call that.
I haven't re-watched the game yet but I can't think of any glaring dirty plays that stick out. The hit on Alex was iffy but the dude had already left his feet as Alex was sliding so I can't be too mad at that. Call could have gone either way though.
This is football people not synchronized swimming.
Edit: Right after I posted this, on NFL live, they just showed that hit on Alex. I take what I said back. That was a dirty ass hit. He'll be getting a fine.
[ Edited by KegBert on Sep 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM ]