Greg Olsen called the hits he received from Pittsburgh safety Tyrone Carter on Sunday clean.
The NFL found differently on one of them.
Carter has been fined $5,000, according to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, for a shot that broke up a long pass from Jay Cutler along the sideline. There was no penalty on the play, and Olsen was slow to get up, explaining he was winded by the hit.
"Unreal," Carter told Brown. "I watched the play over and over and I hit him in the shoulder. The NFL sees something different."
Carter was filling in for injured strong safety Troy Polamalu and actually injured his left thigh on the play.
Olsen said afterward that there was nothing objectionable about the play.
"My head was fine,'' Olsen said. "It was a great hit, he made a great play.
"[Carter] did a good job, he timed I t up real well, he got there just as the ball did. Actually, I thought I had a touchdown. He made a hell of a play. I was on the linebacker who I thought was running with me in man. I didn't even realize [Carter] was even there. He timed it up well, and he was able to separate the ball.''
Carter laid another big hit on Olsen in the fourth quarter at the end of a 29-yard gain that helped set up the game-tying touchdown.