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NFC West Penalty Watch: Week 2

10/16/2010

The weekly NFC West penalty watch shows San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith with five, but some explanation is appropriate.

Smith drew a penalty in Week 2 for illegally batting a ball out of the end zone after an errant snap. He drew another penalty for delay of game after tight end Vernon Davis failed to reach the huddle in time, apparently believing the team was in a TV timeout.

The Arizona Cardinals have drawn 24 penalties in two games, trailing only Oakland (26). These totals include declined penalties. The San Francisco 49ers have 17, the St. Louis Rams have 16 and the Seattle Seahawks have 14. Green Bay and Kansas City have a league-low eight apiece.

All penalty info is from Hank Gargiulo of ESPN Stats & Information.

2010 NFC West Penalty Leaders: Through Week 2