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There's really no way to describe Sunday's hit by Ryan Clark on Wes Welker unless you're familiar with the Roadrunner cartoons. The one scene I'm thinking of is where a giant boulder is hurtling down toward the coyote, who only has time to open a tiny parasol before the inevitable impact. This may have been worse.

A flag was thrown on Clark due to Welker being in a "defenseless position." And suddenly the Lions have found a loophole in which they benefit on every play.

From the Steelers' point of view this may have been a worthwhile penalty; a statement that not only were they in control of the game, but that the Patriots Epoch may be at an end. Although that looks like a good way to get someone killed.

As bad as that was, this looks like it may have been worse

Video courtesy of BlackSportsOnline.

Burgher Joint [Boston Globe]