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Porter: 'This is football'

Updated: September 20, 2004, 4:05 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens won't soon forget the hit Pittsburgh linebacker Joey Porter leveled on an injured tight end Todd Heap during the second quarter of Sunday's 30-13 rout of the Steelers.

Heap had twisted his right ankle on the previous play, then gingerly took his place on the line as Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller prepared to spike the ball. As Boller thrust the ball downward, Porter shoved Heap backward with a show of brute force.

Heap could barely lift himself ...

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