This week with our Hit Squad series I was not able to keep as close of tabs on other NFL games as I have been in prior weeks so I was unable to find the big hits from games outside of the Steelers vs. Bengals matchup. Fortunately for those of us who love to watch big hits, there were plenty enough in that game for the entertainment purposes of this column.
Last week's winner from our votes for biggest hit of the week was Baccari Rambo of the Buffalo Bills! He joins DeAngelo Williams, Will Hill III, Thomas Rawls and Josh Keyes for the winners so far in this season of voting!
This week we have three big hits from the Steelers victory over the Bengals. Enjoy!
Roosevelt Nix knocks over AJ Hawk
Nix appeared to be setting the edge for DeAngelo Williams, albeit unnecessarily because of his cutback to the inside, and he did so by exploding through Bengals' linebacker AJ Hawk.
James Harrison punishes AJ McCarron
Though the Steelers did not give a big "welcome to the NFL" for McCarron in the first half, they surely accomplished that job two-fold on the opening drive of the second half. James Harrison brought the heat and put McCarron down with a hard hit just before William Gay would return an interception for a touchdown.
James Harrison and Ryan Shazier plow the road
When the Steelers' defense turns offensive, watch out. Reminiscent of the days when James Harrison returned an interception for a touchdown, the Steelers turned upfield to plow the road for Robert Golden on his first career interception. Both Ryan Shazier and James Harrison get up under their blocked men and send them flying for big hits.
Don't forget to vote for your favorite hit of week 14!