Ed Reed's first pick of 2010 helps Ravens grab lead

Ed Reed is back and he’s already making the Ravens wonder how they survived without him.

On the first play of the second half, Reed picked off a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass intended for Roscoe Parrish after Ray Lewis deflected it away from the receiver. He didn’t have one of his patented highlight reel returns, but his teammates picked him up in the flashy play department.

The Ravens, who caught a lot of grief for their conservative play against New England last week, called a flea flicker and Joe Flacco found Anquan Boldin for a 34-yard touchdown pass. That gave Boldin more than 8,000 receiving yards for his career and, of more immediate importance, put the Ravens ahead of the surprisingly pesky Bills 27-24.

That’s now 17 unanswered points from the Ravens, let’s see if the Bills can keep up their good work.