Originally Posted by bornaSteelersfan
I have watched that play about 100 times now. Kemo got man-handled by Howard Green and Green got his hand in Ben's face hitting his shoulder before the ball was released. That being said, a split second before, Ben did a pump-fake in that same direction. If Ben throws instead of a pump fake, that's a touchdown for the Steelers. Bad play by both Ben and Kemo.
For real? Ben himself during an NFL Network interview said the hit had nothing to do with the throw. He also said in the interview that he under threw Wallace and that should never happen, EVER.
I am not doubting that Kemo got beat off the line, but it had nothing to do with the interception. Nick Collins read the play perfectly and cut the pass off at the perfect time. The ball was still off target, it was to the outside like it needed to be but it was about ten years too short.
Either way the game is over. Kemo got beat. The ball was off. The end.