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Ed Reed’s two picks help push Ravens into playoffs

Ed Reed, Mohamed Massaquoi

The AFC North will come down to the final weekend of regular season football.

Baltimore took care of business 20-10 in Cleveland on Sunday, keeping them alive for a possible playoff bye and AFC North title.  The Ravens need a win next week against the Bengals and a loss by the Steelers in Cleveland to win the division.

This game showed why the Browns could be a tricky matchup for the Steelers next week.  The Browns led the Ravens in yards and first downs, but four turnovers crushed their chances.  Ed Reed picked off Colt McCoy two times and Ray Rice helped close the game out with 92 yards on the ground.

Ray Lewis made good on his promise, helping to shut down Peyton Hillis to only 35 yards rushing.

At 11-4, the Ravens have made the playoffs for the third straight year.

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12 Responses to “Ed Reed’s two picks help push Ravens into playoffs”
  1. somesome says: Dec 26, 2010 5:38 PM

    Flacco is just the 6th QB to reach 10,000 yards in his first 3 seasons and just the 4th to make it to the playoffs in all 3.

    Ed Reed missed the first 6 games and has already 6 INTs – only A Samuels has more.

    Ravens are good to go for the playoffs.

  2. sundaysundaysunday says: Dec 26, 2010 5:38 PM

    “Ray Lewis made good on his promise, helping to shut down Peyton Hillis to only 35 yards rushing.”

    Ed Reed racked him up on the 1st series…BOOM!
    DPOY=REEEEEED!

  3. geauxformore says: Dec 26, 2010 6:51 PM

    Hes on fire burning right through his clothes.

  4. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Dec 26, 2010 7:13 PM

    Festivus time!

  5. oldbrowndawg says: Dec 26, 2010 8:29 PM

    Yeah. Too bad they blew their home game against the Stillers. They’d already be a “lock” for the division. You Baltimore fans can bet that the Browns will do everything possible to beat the hated Stillers next week. So, do your part and beat the Bungles. Then you’ll get some rest and the Squealers will have to go (and stay) on the road with no time to rest Aaron Smith, Polamalu, and Bennie Boy’s nose and foot. We’ll try to bang ‘em up for ya.

  6. halftermguv says: Dec 26, 2010 8:35 PM

    Colt McCoy was horrible today. He had no business throwing into double coverages. Still Ed Reed stopped two crical drives to win the game. Easily a future HOFer.

    Flacco was Mr. Ordinary again. 102 yds and an interception.

  7. doe22us says: Dec 26, 2010 10:28 PM

    “A blind cat” Hillis has hit a wall and it wont get any better against the Steelers

  8. crabcakeandfootball1 says: Dec 26, 2010 11:57 PM

    oldbrowndawg says:
    Dec 26, 2010 8:29 PM
    Yeah. Too bad they blew their home game against the Stillers. They’d already be a “lock” for the division. You Baltimore fans can bet that the Browns will do everything possible to beat the hated Stillers next week. So, do your part and beat the Bungles. Then you’ll get some rest and the Squealers will have to go (and stay) on the road with no time to rest Aaron Smith, Polamalu, and Bennie Boy’s nose and foot. We’ll try to bang ‘em up for ya.
    —————————————
    That’d be much appreciated

  9. crabcakeandfootball1 says: Dec 27, 2010 12:00 AM

    halftermguv says:
    Dec 26, 2010 8:35 PM

    “Flacco was Mr. Ordinary again. 102 yds and an interception.”
    —————————
    How many ordinary QB’s throw for 3,500 yards, 25 TD’s and single digit INT’s in just their third year. Flacco has started more games than any other QB in his first three years. He also has more playoff starts and wins than any other QB in their first three years in NFL history. Don’t quit your day job.

  10. somesome says: Dec 27, 2010 10:13 AM

    Flacco is just the 6th QB to reach 10,000 yards and only the 4th to be in the playoffs in his first 3 years … very ordinary indeed.

  11. edgarpoe2 says: Dec 27, 2010 11:23 AM

    crabcakeandfootball1 says:
    Dec 27, 2010 12:00 AM
    How many ordinary QB’s throw for 3,500 yards, 25 TD’s and single digit INT’s in just their third year. Flacco has started more games than any other QB in his first three years. He also has more playoff starts and wins than any other QB in their first three years in NFL history. Don’t quit your day job.
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    I think halftermguv was trying to get a reaction with his comments. I will agree Flacco’s stats for the game were ordinary (He didn’t need to be more than ordinary in the Browns game.).

    No one can argue with a straight face that he has been ordinary by any means. He has the stats; he has the wins. He still has room to improve, but ordinary? Not even close.

  12. dannylaruso says: Dec 27, 2010 11:56 AM

    halftermguv says:
    Dec 26, 2010 8:35 PM

    Flacco was Mr. Ordinary again. 102 yds and an interception.

    Try 175 yds 2 tds 0 ints
    if you’re gonna rip someone for their stats, at least get them right.

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