ATLANTA -- Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions.
SANTA CLARA -- Safety Dashon Goldson received a letter Thursday from the NFL to inform him of a $21,000 fine for an illegal hit on New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Sunday night.
Pete Carroll, a former defensive backs coach, used the word "ridiculous" to describe 49ers safeties Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner.
Of course, he meant it as a huge compliment.
It was a busy evening for Patrick Willis, Dashon Goldson, NaVorro Bowman and Donte Whitner, each of whom played all 94 snaps of defense in the 49ers' 41-34 victory over the New England Patriots.