Sports are unforgiving at the best of times, but spare a thought for Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore, because he got all of his knocked clean out of his head earlier today.

The Dolphins took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in their AFC wild card round playoff game earlier this morning Australian time. And it wasn't just on the scoreboard that the Steelers stomped all over the poor fish.

Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree turned Moore's hapless corpse into a flying meat missile during the second quarter, lighting the Dolphins' QB up with a vicious, if not profoundly illegal, hit.

Those of you familiar with the encyclopaedic tome that is the NFL Rulebook will recognise that as a pretty open-and-shut helmet-to-helmet hit, and refs on the field didn't hesitate to throw the penalty flag as on-field tempers flared.

Remarkably, and quite curiously, Dolphins staff managed to clear Moore of concussion in the time it took to run one single play, with Moore taking the field again a short while later. Head injuries. Very easy to recover from apparently.

Bless the sweet, bitter heart of the internet, however. For they jumped all over the hit and turned it into an already outstanding meme in an instant.

Yes, very good.

Moore's miraculous rally did nothing to help the Dolphins chances. The Steelers ran over the top of them 30-12 to end Miami's season.

Pittsburgh now takes on Kansas City next week in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs.

Whether Bud Dupree beats the homicide charges clearly coming his way before next week remains to be seen.

Source: Twitter.
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