Stevan Ridley Knocked Out Cold in Collision with Bernard Pollard

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 13:  Stevan Ridley #22 of the New England Patriots runs with the ball against Danieal Manning #38 and Glover Quin #29 of the Houston Texans during the 2013 AFC Divisional Playoffs game at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2013

Just when the New England Patriots thought it was safe to play football again, Bernard Pollard reminded the Pats that he is on the Baltimore Ravens roster.

Pollard, as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, was the one who knocked out Tom Brady for the 2008 season. He's also the one who ended Rob Gronkowski's season in last year's AFC Championship Game.

The Bernard Karmell Pollard body count - Brady, Gronkowski and now Ridley.Cannot make it up.He is Michael Myers and this is Halloween

— Jim Merrill (@JimMerrillNH) January 21, 2013


He wasn't done yet. 

In the fourth quarter, Stevan Ridley ripped off a decent run, only to find Pollard waiting for him. Ridley dipped his head and took on the safety.

Bad idea. 

Ridley went limp and fumbled the ball away. The Ravens then took it down the field to score another touchdown, making it 21 straight points for Baltimore.

If the devastation of the hit didn't make an impression on you, you're alone.

ok, ridley's on the bench and blinking. so, that allows me to make a point i was afraid would have been tasteless when he looked dead.

— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) January 21, 2013

Sure looked like Ridley was basically unconscious by the time he hit the ground/dropped the ball.

— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) January 21, 2013


It was nasty. Obviously, Ridley didn't return to the game.

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