Some players and coaches on the Chargers thought that the Ravens’ fourth-and-29 conversion on Sunday should have been called back because of an illegal block on Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin. The league office disagreed.
The NFL told PFT that Boldin’s block on Chargers safety Eric Weddle, which sprung Ray Rice for the last few yards on his incredible 29-yard catch-and-run, was reviewed and found to be legal. Boldin was not fined for the hit.
However, Boldin was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness for striking an opponent late on another play.
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard was not fined for a hit on Chargers receiver Danario Alexander, even though the officials on the field flagged Pollard for a hit to the head of a defenseless receiver. The NFL reviewed the tape and concluded that the officials were wrong to flag Pollard.