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Running back Nick Goings almost saw the collision once on a sports highlight show, but turned away at the last second. After getting the start in last year's NFC Championship game, Goings lasted just five carries before suffering a concussion following a devastating hit by Seattle's Lofa Tatupu. It was one of those rare hits where as you watch it live, you couldn't help but say, "Ooooh!"

Goings was helped off the field, but the collision was so severe he spent the night in a Seattle hospital with a severe concussion and did not return home on the team charter. "I don't want to see it on tape," Goings said. "But I've heard how bad it was." To this day, he doesn't remember anything after the hit. "I remember jumping over Hoov and colliding... Recommended Stories

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