During the game, an interesting thing occurred where Russell Wilson was sent to the sideline to undergo a concussion test at the behest of referee Walt Anderson.
Wilson quickly ducked in and out of the medical tent, spending maybe a total of five seconds in review, missed one play and went back into the game.
During the game I tweeted this:
Honestly, if the NFL cared about their players, they'd discipline teams when they do what Seattle did with Russell Wilson.— Seth (@SCoxFB) November 10, 2017
Well, the NFL did just that and dropped quite a hammer on the Seahawks.
Joint statement from NFL and NFLPA on Seahawks being fined $100,000 for violating concussion protocol with Russell Wilson: pic.twitter.com/ftla486Hvt— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 21, 2017
It was a warranted move when you think about the intense scrutiny the NFL is under with the CTE issues that have been plaguing NFL players after their career.
So, to see a team basically act as though the rules didn't matter, it was going to be a big reaction from the NFL.
It has no impact on the game or the season, but it shows the NFL is serious about head injuries.