When even your kicker is delivering rattling hits then you know everything is going right. That's precisely what happened in the middle of the fourth quarter of Houston's road thrashing of Tennessee.
On the kickoff following Arian Foster's third touchdown of the day, Titans kick returner Marc Mariani appeared to have a big hole to burst through. But Tennessee tight end Jared Cook failed to block kicker Neil Rackers, of all people. Let's just say that the 6-foot-1, 202-pound kicker filled the hole.
Rackers popped Mariani (a 2010 Pro Bowler) so hard that the crunch was audible on the TV broadcast. When he got to his feet, Rackers pumped his fist and received some praise on the sideline.
Even CBS commentator Rich Gannon was surprised.
"We had to go back a couple times to make sure that it was actually Rackers," Gannon said, via the Houston Chronicle. "That's a pretty good form tackle."
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