Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Ed Reed Watch: No. 6 moment
By Jamison Hensley
In honor of Ed Reed making his possible return to Baltimore on Sunday, the ESPN Ravens team page is counting down the most memorable moments for the former Ravens safety all week. Because Reed built a career off the "pick six," I thought it would be appropriate to list his top six performances:
No. 6: Sparking a comeback against the Seahawks
Date: Nov. 23, 2003
What happened: With the Ravens trailing the Seahawks by 17 points (41-24) in the fourth quarter, it was Reed's play on special teams that ignited the rally for the Ravens. His 16-yard touchdown return off his own blocked punt with 6:41 left in the game closed the Ravens within 41-31 and started a run of 20 straight points. Matt Stover tied the game with a 40-yard field goal on the last play in regulation and won it with a 42-yarder in overtime. This thrilling victory turned the season around for the Ravens, who won five of their last six games and captured their first division title. And it all began with a big play from Reed.
What Reed said: "You don't come back and win a game like that against a great team like Seattle and not come together as a team."
Stat to remember: 3 -- Blocked punts returned for touchdowns by Reed in his career. He recorded the first blocked punt in Ravens history on Sept. 30, 2002, which was the same game Chris McAlister returned a missed field goal 107 yards for a touchdown against the Broncos. Reed's last blocked punt was the one against the Seahawks.