Worst hit

<b>New England's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000008976" title="Brandon Meriweather" href="/topic/sports/football/brandon-meriweather-PESPT000008976.topic">Brandon Meriweather</a> on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000008626" title="Todd Heap" href="/topic/sports/football/todd-heap-PESPT000008626.topic">Todd Heap</a>.</b> The Patriots safety launched himself to deliver a helmet-to-helmet hit on Heap, an illegal blow that has since become the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000007" title="National Football League" href="/topic/sports/football/national-football-league-ORSPT000007.topic">NFL</a>'s textbook example of what not to do on the football field. Heap missed only a handful of plays, but he felt the effects of the neck injury long afterward.

( AP photo / October 19, 2010 )

New England's Brandon Meriweather on Todd Heap. The Patriots safety launched himself to deliver a helmet-to-helmet hit on Heap, an illegal blow that has since become the NFL's textbook example of what not to do on the football field. Heap missed only a handful of plays, but he felt the effects of the neck injury long afterward.

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