The Ravens may have given up 506 yards in their 37-34 overtime victory over the Buffalo Bills Sunday, but the Ravens coaching staff and fans were thrilled to see All-Pro safety Ed Reed not only back on the field but making an impact in the defensive secondary with several momentum-changing interceptions.
“It was big to have Ed back,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “Obviously with the turnovers, Ed Reed back there changes the whole complexion and he made his presence felt.”
But no one may have been more happy to be back on the field than Ed Reed himself.
“Just getting back out there with the guys, that was it,” Reed said. “And knowing how the fans were going to be how they were, that was just a dream come true. It was just like being a rookie all over again my first year here.”
It was Reed’s first action since being removed from the PUP-list after having had arthroscopic hip surgery in the off-season.
Ed Reed registered four tackles, intercepted two of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s passes, and forced a fumble early in the game for the Ravens. His turnovers were huge momentum changes in the game for the Ravens, who had to erase two 14-point deficits in Sunday’s victory over the winless Bills.
Reed however did give credit to a Buffalo team