Polamalu left the game after his head banged into the knee of offensive tackle Steve Maneri. It was announced in the press box Polamalu had a "blow to the head" and would continue to be evaluated.
The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Maneri had lined up in the backfield as an eligible receiver and hauled in a short pass from Tyler Palko. Polamalu came up to make the tackle and dove at Maneri's legs. Polamalu, who had been dealing with some sore ribs, looked a bit wobbly as he got up. He was helped to the sideline by trainers and did not return on the Steelers' next defensive series.