Steelers top 30 moments in franchise history
By Kim Myers
Dec 21, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; NBC commentator and former NFL player Hines Ward before the start of the game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Hines Ward was made to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not only could he catch a ball but he also delivered crushing blows the way no wide receiver before or after him has done. One blow in particular warms the hearts of Steelers fans each time it is brought up.
It was a rainy November Monday night in Pittsburgh and the Steelers were in the midst of a 38-7 rout of the Baltimore Ravens. Ben Roethlisberger had thrown 5 touchdown passes in the first half alone and the Steelers were overall having their way with the Ravens.
Hines Ward had many battles with former Ravens safetyEd Reed
over the years. They’ve actually come to blows on certain times but this particular time Reed had no recourse after this hit fromWard
. This type of hit would get Ward at the very least a 15-yard penalty today, if not a hefty fine as well by the league.
Ward lowers his helmet and knocks Ed Reed out cold but quickly calls for medical attention from the Baltimore sidelines. Maybe that was the start of the Ravens not wanting to play the Steelers at night? Either way the Steelers and Ravens rivalry games were a lot more fun to watch when these two guys were going up against each other, that’s for sure.
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