The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious in Nashville on Sunday when they beat the previously undefeated Tennessee Titans 27-24 in Week 7. The now 6-0 Steelers came out of the gates blazing, but let the Titans back into the game in the second half.
There were plenty of ups and downs throughout the contest, and one of the high points was a crushing goal line hit by Robert Spillane on running back Derrick Henry. Spillane left the game after this hit, only to return later, but he certainly made a name for himself in the process.
Just watch the play again:
First start of his career and Robert Spillane meets Derrick Henry at the goal line and stuffs him.— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) October 25, 2020
What a play, Spillane is tough as nails. That’s what Steelers football is all about. pic.twitter.com/vyken2Y6BA
This hit made every fan stand up in their seat and yell, and also cringe thinking about Spillane taking on Henry. But this is football at its finest. The hole opens, and Spillane has a job to do.
Size, speed, pedigree.
It doesn’t matter.
SEC vs. MAC.
Spillane lowered the boom, and in the process got some serious recognition from his teammates. In other words, the man they call “Spilly” earned his stripes on this play.
When I say throw your face in the fan...this is it. Sheesh Rob https://t.co/CdwwlBj7rZ— Ramon Foster (@RamonFoster) October 25, 2020
I swear Spilly ain’t no joke if you just now finding out then you late https://t.co/KuOZeiKhn7— Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (@Love_Ola_9) October 25, 2020
The hit wasn’t just felt inside the Steelers locker room, but made its way to others watching the showdown between the two undefeated teams.
I still can't get over how hard this collision between Spillane and Henry was... pic.twitter.com/KhkQ4mHB5H— Benstonium (@Benstonium) October 25, 2020
I don’t care what happens with Henry from now until forever! The Robert Spillane tackle is the only point I was making... In a small space he can and will be had!— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) October 25, 2020
I know y’all seen Spillane meet Derrick Henry in the hole pic.twitter.com/OQu0KPh8ji— 6IG 9ASTY (@kdd7696) October 25, 2020
A hit like that doesn’t happen a lot in today’s NFL very much anymore, but when they do you realize just how physical the game is at every level. As I stated earlier, Spillane was able to return to the game, but this one hit, even if it is the highlight of his NFL career, will be one fans talk about for a while.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they now turn their attention to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8 at M&T Bank Stadium for the top spot not just in the AFC North, but the AFC.