After Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning slammed his thumb into the helmet of Saints defensive end Martez Wilson, Wilson’s helmet seemed to strike Peyton in the chin.
No flag was thrown.
After the game, Broncos coach John Fox said the team would take a close look at the play.
Regardless of whether the league took a close look at the play, no fine was imposed on Wilson, according to an NFL spokesman.
So the next time anyone wants to complain that certain quarterbacks receive special protection from the league, here’s a piece of evidence to the contrary.