NFL hard hits and tackles

Football is not a sport for the weak. These NFL players are as tough as they come. Catch images of some of the hardest hits around the league.

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Seahawks Jon Ryan tries to tackle Colts Delano Howell after the field goal attempt was blocked.
Seahawks Jon Ryan tries to tackle Colts Delano Howell after the field goal attempt was blocked.
Seahawks Jon Ryan tries to tackle Colts Delano Howell after the field goal attempt was blocked.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles picks up a first down while losing his helmet on a hit by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The Chiefs won, 26-16. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles picks up a first down while losing his helmet on a hit by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The Chiefs won, 26-16. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles picks up a first down while losing his helmet on a hit by Philadelphia Eagles inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The Chiefs won, 26-16. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)
Michael Mauti #56 and Marcus Sherels #35 of the Minnesota Vikings cause Travis Benjamin #80 of the Cleveland Browns to fumble the football during the second quarter of the game on September 22, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings recovered the fumble. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Michael Mauti #56 and Marcus Sherels #35 of the Minnesota Vikings cause Travis Benjamin #80 of the Cleveland Browns to fumble the football during the second quarter of the game on September 22, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings recovered the fumble. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Michael Mauti #56 and Marcus Sherels #35 of the Minnesota Vikings cause Travis Benjamin #80 of the Cleveland Browns to fumble the football during the second quarter of the game on September 22, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings recovered the fumble. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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San Diego Chargers' Danny Woodhead, left, loses his helmet as he is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' DeMeco Ryans during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
San Diego Chargers' Danny Woodhead, left, loses his helmet as he is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' DeMeco Ryans during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia
San Diego Chargers' Danny Woodhead, left, loses his helmet as he is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' DeMeco Ryans during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
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New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (87) gets the ball knocked out by a hit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson, right, and outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Buccaneers were penalized for an unnecessary roughness call on the play. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Bucs' Goldson fined $30K by NFL, Jets' Landry $21K
New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (87) gets the ball knocked out by a hit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson, right, and outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Buccaneers were penalized for an unnecessary roughness call on the play. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
San Diego Chargers' Danny Woodhead, left, loses his helmet as he is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' DeMeco Ryans during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
San Diego Chargers' Danny Woodhead, left, loses his helmet as he is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' DeMeco Ryans during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia
San Diego Chargers' Danny Woodhead, left, loses his helmet as he is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' DeMeco Ryans during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
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New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (87) gets the ball knocked out by a hit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson, right, and outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Buccaneers were penalized for an unnecessary roughness call on the play. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Bucs' Goldson fined $30K by NFL, Jets' Landry $21K
New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (87) gets the ball knocked out by a hit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson, right, and outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Buccaneers were penalized for an unnecessary roughness call on the play. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (87) gets the ball knocked out by a hit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson, right, and outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Buccaneers were penalized for an unnecessary roughness call on the play. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Bucs' Goldson fined $30K by NFL, Jets' Landry $21K
New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland (87) gets the ball knocked out by a hit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson, right, and outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Buccaneers were penalized for an unnecessary roughness call on the play. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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