PITTSBURGH -- Even up here, several stories above Heinz Field behind sealed panels of glass, the sudden frightening sound -- crack! -- was heard. It resonated. And the quietude of fear that immediately silenced Sunday evening's raucousness in the crowd spread into the press box, too.
Ravens running back Willis McGahee was down. So was the human missile, Steelers safety Ryan Clark, who launched himself off from Earth, shoulders and head into McGahee's helmet, knocking McGahee's head backwards, his torso and extremities quick to follow.