Oops, Pow, Surprise! The 12 Worst Cheap Shots in Recent NFL History

Bryan KellySenior Analyst IOctober 19, 2009

Oops, Pow, Surprise! The 12 Worst Cheap Shots in Recent NFL History

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Clifton Smith Absorbs Dante Wesley's Shoulderpads

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    NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 15: Clifton Smith #22 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on during pregame warmups against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason NFL game at LP Field on August 15, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans beat the Buccaneers 27-20.

Late Hits Are For Suckas, By Brad Childress

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    DETROIT - DECEMBER 07:  Quarterback Gus Frerotte #12 of the Minnesoa Vikings in action during the NFL game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 7, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan. The Vikings defeated the Lions 20-16.  (Photo by Christian Peterse

Travis Johnson Jaws At A Knocked Out Trent Green

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    HOUSTON - OCTOBER 07:  Quarterback Trent Green #10 of the Miami Dolphins is taken off the field after an injury during play withthe Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 7, 2007 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ray Lewis Hits A Clay Pigeon Also Known As Ochocinco

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    BALTIMORE - OCTOBER 11:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals loses his helmet after an interference call during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Bengals defeated the Ravens

Tyler Brayton Gives Jerramy Stevens The Business

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    SEATTLE - DECEMBER 11:  Jerramy Stevens #86 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball during the game with the San Francisco 49ers on December 11, 2005 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won 41-3. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Antoine Barr Lays Out Sav Rocca

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    GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18:  Punter Sav Rocca #6 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the NFC championship game against the Arizona Cardinals on January 18, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty I

Logan Payne Gets Sideswiped On A Post Pattern

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 14:  Logan Payne #19 of the Seattle Seahawks is helped off the field during the game against the San Francisco 49ers on September 14, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Polamalu Shows Questionable Decision-Making

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Hines Ward Returns The Many Favors Of Ed Reed

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Jared Allen Goes Low On Matt Schaub

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    MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 18:  Defensive end Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings perpares for action against the Baltimore Raven during NFL action at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 18, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Rav

"Productive" WR Steve Smith Hit Very Low

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Anquan Boldin Becomes Something Resembling A Sandwich

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