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No serious damage to Ed Reed’s ankle

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Ed Reed entered the playoffs with a shoulder injury.

He appeared to hurt his back in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Texans, then had to be carried off the field by his teammates after hurting his ankle on Houston’s final Hail Mary play.

In between all that, Reed put together one of the signature performances of his amazing career. He will be able to attempt an encore Sunday in Foxborough.

“Ed looks like he’s all right with the ankle,” coach John Harbaugh said via the Baltimore Sun. “Everything’s come up OK as far as the X-rays.”

The Ravens should have everyone available for their matchup against the Patriots. New England is also as healthy as its been all season, especially on defense.

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  1. KIR says: Jan 17, 2012 10:30 AM

    Man this guy has had more serious injuries, neck ect….. I hope I’m wrong but his life after football is going to be tough.

  2. pftcensorssuck says: Jan 17, 2012 10:33 AM

    Good. We wouldn’t want any excuses on Sunday, should the Ravens lose.

    Besides, I’m sure Brady would want to take on the Ravens D at it’s best.

  3. xrateplaya says: Jan 17, 2012 10:39 AM

    Ed reed beast

  4. dd2189 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:41 AM

    pats 31 – 20 ravens

  5. joetoronto says: Jan 17, 2012 10:46 AM

    One of the greatest ever, at the very least.

    Good to hear he’s alright.

  6. luckynumberlucas says: Jan 17, 2012 10:57 AM

    I’m hurt dawg! Don’t ask me if I’m alright…

  7. wenellniners says: Jan 17, 2012 10:58 AM

    thumbs up if you think new england is going to win…

    thumbs down if you think baltimore is going to win…

    it’s going to be a great game either or way.

  8. ncsteeler83 says: Jan 17, 2012 10:58 AM

    Oh please! DRAMA QUEEN.

    Come here Ray Ray. I need some help getting off the field.

  9. mornelithe says: Jan 17, 2012 10:59 AM

    Good to hear, Pats fan, but I want to have a game where both teams are at or as close to 100% as possible. Pats are as closed to 100% as they’ve been all season, and the Ravens look like they’re going to be healthy too.

    Regardless of the outcome, this game is going to be a tough task for either team.

  10. seidinho says: Jan 17, 2012 11:09 AM

    Just look at Baltimore’s schedule. They beat a lot of very good teams.
    Besides, the Defense they struggled against last sunday was one of the best in the NFL. They will be able to do a whole lot more against that Patriots D.

    And just so you know, the Ravens D will be ready. I hope Sizzle rips Brady’s head off.

  11. steelerfanjo says: Jan 17, 2012 11:09 AM

    Ed “can’t” Reed

  12. bosfaninva says: Jan 17, 2012 11:10 AM

    Good — one less potential excuse for the Ravens.

    I’m expecting a very good game.

  13. ianwhetstone says: Jan 17, 2012 11:15 AM

    No doubt, Raven fans will apply the same standard to Reed as they do to Ben Roethlisberger, and dub him a drama queen.

  14. cundiffsboot says: Jan 17, 2012 11:16 AM

    @ncsteeler83 talking about a drama queen how bout Ben not being able to find two shoes that matched in the playoffs. No he and the steelers want everyone to know that he was hurt.

  15. ranoversquarells says: Jan 17, 2012 11:17 AM

    “So you’re saying there’s a chance?”

  16. rc33 says: Jan 17, 2012 11:18 AM

    The Patriots are as healthy as they’ve been all season. More important, their D played with some confidence for (what seemed like) the first time all year on Saturday. Chung and Brandon Spikes returning is huge for this team.
    Clearly, healthy starters and Denver’s suspect offense had almost everything to do with that but remember, that same offense played very well against Pgh. just a week before.
    With N.E.’s offense playing at the level they’re at it’s gonna be tough sledding for Balt. this weekend.

  17. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Jan 17, 2012 11:20 AM

    Anyone that watched “A Football Life” with Bill Billicheck understands how much respect Ed gets around the league, especially from Bill and Brady. Ed is a beast and demands game plans to be tailored against him; that’s when you know you’ve paved your road to Canton. Stay strong on Sunday Ed, we need you and I hope you can end your career a Super Bowl champ.

  18. bozosforall says: Jan 17, 2012 11:22 AM

    pftcensorssuck says:
    Jan 17, 2012 10:33 AM
    Good. We wouldn’t want any excuses on Sunday, should the Ravens lose.

    Besides, I’m sure Brady would want to take on the Ravens D at it’s best.

    __
    Don’t want to hear any excuses should the Pats lose either.

    Especially from the wussiest fan base in America, the New England sports fan base.

  19. Mike Tomlin says: Jan 17, 2012 11:26 AM

    Ravens fans you gotta admit him and Ray Ray have both lost a step this season. Between Ed Reed dropping those 2 INTs that actually required a play instead of the fly ball he got at the end of the game last week and Ray Lewis celebrating ankle tackles to stay relevant, these guys careers are coming to a close.

    Not saying they werent two of the best to ever play the game, just saying they’re not anymore.

  20. southpaw2k says: Jan 17, 2012 11:30 AM

    KIR says:
    Jan 17, 2012 10:30 AM
    Man this guy has had more serious injuries, neck ect….. I hope I’m wrong but his life after football is going to be tough.

    ————————————————-

    Completely agree. I love Ed and his attitude on the field, but I hope that his playing style now doesn’t cost him a healthy life after football. I’ve wanted the Ravens to win one for him since he really became one of the premiere safeties in the game, and if they do take home the Lombardi Trophy this year I’m pretty sure he’ll hang up his cleats.

  21. supashug says: Jan 17, 2012 11:30 AM

    I think Ed has been sandbagging, if you watched him go for that INT you know he can still bring it. I look for Pollard to wait on Gronkowski and Reed to play ball.

  22. raven410 says: Jan 17, 2012 11:31 AM

    I’m gonna take the humble road. Good luck to the Patriots..they have one of the greatest QB’s in league history, and they have a very good chance of winning on Sunday. With that being said..I’m still hoping for a Harbaugh Superbowl.

  23. bullcharger says: Jan 17, 2012 11:32 AM

    It sounds like it’s at least a sprain. They certainly don’t want the Patriots to know the extent of it. At his position if you can’t move well you’re screwed so even a sprain and a wrapped up ankle may be a problem.

  24. heisthejuan says: Jan 17, 2012 11:43 AM

    Ed got up real slow another 2-3 times in that game before turning his ankle. He is very dinged up. I respect the hell out of the guy, but he’s gonna be held together with duct tape next weekend.

  25. somesome says: Jan 17, 2012 11:45 AM

    I am sure he will play. I hope the game plan IS NOT for the Ravens D to beat the Pats offense. If Brady has 8 or more attempts at driving down the field the Ravens D cannot hold, there are too many targets to be covered.

    The only way the Ravens can win is by hitting Brady early and then start exhausting drives to eat up the clock and keeping Brady on the bench to hopefully less than 6 attempts.

    Ravens “can” score 30 on the Pats but beyond that it will be VERY difficult for the Ravens to keep up with Brady. Either way, I am sure it will be an emotional roller coaster with some lead changes, looking forward to it.

  26. ppdoc13 says: Jan 17, 2012 11:46 AM

    Best free safety to play the game. Should be a great game Sunday. Always fun to see which wins the unstoppable force or the immovable object

  27. geemoney713 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:04 PM

    Everyone keeps talking about how the Ravens have beaten all these great teams…

    Has anyone noticed that when they played the Texans during the regular season Andre Johnson was out? Or how the first time they played the Bengals they only won by one TD and AJ Green was out? Does anyone remember the two huge plays against the 49ers that were called back because of questionable penalties (on for a 9ers TD and the other for a 9ers interception?). Woodley was out for the Steelers when the Ravens won by 3.

    People give the Ravens more credit than they deserve. Don’t forget that they lost to the Seahawks, Titans, almost lost to the Cardinals, and got rolled by the Charges offense which is not nearly as good as the Pats offense.

  28. ravenscaps48 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:15 PM

    Hey Steelers Trollers, How is your golf game coming along? Stop hating that your team didn’t get as far as we did this year and the face you guys lost to a Running Back playing Quarterback…. As for this Sunday’s Game. It’ll be tough for both teams. But I think that Ray Rice will manage the clock just enough to limit Tom Brady and the offense from being on the field and winning the T.O.P battle. Stopping Hern and Gronk is gonna be a struggle, but if Sizzle, Ngata, Cody, and Redding get good pressure, Everyting else will take care of itself…. Ravens 24 – Patriots 20

  29. PFTiswhatitis says: Jan 17, 2012 12:16 PM

    I can’t think of a worse scenario than having to watch a Harbaugh Superbowl…Go Pats!

  30. wigsplitta says: Jan 17, 2012 12:20 PM

    Its time Ravens fans admit that Joe Flacco is Mark Sanchez with a better defense, running back, special teams, and head coach. Inevitably, this still won’t be enough Sunday afternoon. He will never be good enough, this Ravens defense is not the 2000 version.

  31. 2mannings1cup says: Jan 17, 2012 12:38 PM

    As a Pats fan, I can’t wait for this game. Just as Brady stated, this is the toughest test all year. Glad to see Reed will be on the field, because this is going to be one HELLUVA game.

    I know opposing fan bases find it necessary to diminish the accomplishments of the other team, but at this point in the season (postseason), both teams are obviously functioning at a very, very high level.

    God this game is going to be great.

  32. rpmcanes says: Jan 17, 2012 12:42 PM

    If the Ravens’ O played like it did Sunday the Pats will romp.

  33. edgarpoe2 says: Jan 17, 2012 12:43 PM

    @geemoney713 and other misinformed posters

    The ravens are in the league championship – that’s all the credit they need. Also, last time I checked, teams always have players injured here and there, but they play with who they have. You think the Ravens never had any injuries this year?

    With that said, this game will be determined by how the the offensive an defensive lines hold up for both teams. I predict this to be an exciting game to watch. Both teams deserve the CREDIT for getting to this game.

  34. texansdude says: Jan 17, 2012 12:48 PM

    From this Texans fan, glad to hear Reed is okay. I’d hate to see him miss their great opportunity at another ring. Best wishes, Ravens fans!

  35. mike83ri says: Jan 17, 2012 1:00 PM

    “New England is also as healthy as its been all season, especially on defense.”

    Statements like that don’t make much sense to me. Sounds like you’re ignoring players on IR.

    Just because the replacements for the 3 starters that are currently on IR are playing doesn’t mean the team is ‘healthy’.

  36. heyzeus143 says: Jan 17, 2012 1:33 PM

    ravenscaps48
    got lots a catching up to do to get to 6 you know whats, sheeeeeeeet,

    now’s your chance, don’t screw it up

    Slacco

  37. supashug says: Jan 17, 2012 1:39 PM

    wigsplitta

    sorry your team didnt make it, you can stop reading about the Ravens now

  38. bunkmcnulty says: Jan 17, 2012 1:40 PM

    Mike Tomlin says:
    Jan 17, 2012 11:26 AM
    Ravens fans you gotta admit him and Ray Ray have both lost a step this season. Between Ed Reed dropping those 2 INTs that actually required a play instead of the fly ball he got at the end of the game last week and Ray Lewis celebrating ankle tackles to stay relevant, these guys careers are coming to a close.

    Not saying they werent two of the best to ever play the game, just saying they’re not anymore.
    ________________

    I guess it’s because you’re a Pittsburgh guy and I find many things difficult to take from the ‘burgh. I have two thoughts:
    1. No kidding. This is nothing new. These guys have lost more than a step. They play more with smarts than physical ability anymore. And Ray’s tackle on the Foster screen pass, whether his ankles or not, was a great read and anticipation. Probably Ray’s best open field play in weeks.
    2. Be careful about throwing the stones about defensive players losing a step or two. You had two perenial pro-bowl players (43 and 92) play very average seasons for themselves this year. It’s hard to say at their ages you will see any significant improvement in their play from here forward. A play here and there…yes. Domination, probably not.

    But what do I know? I am not from the ‘burgh (thank goodness!).

  39. austrianpanther says: Jan 17, 2012 1:49 PM

    Get carried off the field and as soona s he get to the sidelines he start jumping up and downa s if NOTHING happened! Fake, phoney, fraud!

  40. ncsteeler83 says: Jan 17, 2012 2:13 PM

    Hey Ed. After you get torched and ‘hurt’ this weekend, maybe you and Ray Ray can go to Atlanta and look for that white suit Ray was wearing after the Super Bowl. Remember, the one that turned red and was never found.

    Good Luck!

  41. southpaw2k says: Jan 17, 2012 2:16 PM

    geemoney713 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 12:04 PM
    Everyone keeps talking about how the Ravens have beaten all these great teams…

    Has anyone noticed that when they played the Texans during the regular season Andre Johnson was out? Or how the first time they played the Bengals they only won by one TD and AJ Green was out? Does anyone remember the two huge plays against the 49ers that were called back because of questionable penalties (on for a 9ers TD and the other for a 9ers interception?). Woodley was out for the Steelers when the Ravens won by 3.

    People give the Ravens more credit than they deserve. Don’t forget that they lost to the Seahawks, Titans, almost lost to the Cardinals, and got rolled by the Charges offense which is not nearly as good as the Pats offense.

    ———————————————–

    And the Patriots lost to the Steelers by 7, and also fell behind the lowly Dolphins by 17 and Bills by 21 before coming back to win both those games. How exactly does a “great offense” allow itself to fall behind such crappy teams? Yes, the Pats won both those games – I’m not taking either win away from them. But you’re quick to point out the Ravens’ missteps during the regular season and yet turn a blind eye to the Patriots’ shortcomings. Both teams have flaws that can be exposed, but both teams earned the right to play for the AFC Championship Sunday.

  42. bozosforall says: Jan 17, 2012 2:20 PM

    PFTiswhatitis says:
    Jan 17, 2012 12:16 PM
    I can’t think of a worse scenario than having to watch a Harbaugh Superbowl…Go Pats!

    __
    I can…the Pats being in the Super Bowl. Then again, they would just lose to the Giants again. The Giants defensive line will eat him alive once again if that is the matchup. Tammy B will be on his knees crying once again, just like in 2007.

  43. johntonioholmes says: Jan 17, 2012 2:22 PM

    Oh, I knew he was fine. What a drama queen. Second biggest in the AFC North (the biggest actually DID get hurt this year, though).

  44. ravenschick says: Jan 17, 2012 2:26 PM

    heyzeus143 says:
    Jan 17, 2012 1:33 PM
    ravenscaps48
    got lots a catching up to do to get to 6 you know whats, sheeeeeeeet,

    now’s your chance, don’t screw it up

    Slacco

    ——

    And how many of those “6″ were earned in the 1st 16 years of the Steelers existance? (Hint: The Steelers formed in 1933.)

    But don’t worry, we’ll have #2 come February. Enjoy the draft.

  45. johntonioholmes says: Jan 17, 2012 2:36 PM

    geemoney713

    Nailed it.

    The Pats may have beaten nobodies, but the Ravens lost to nobodies.

    None of that will matter this weekend, though. And the fans need to get that through their head.

    Should be a tight game.

  46. ravgt says: Jan 17, 2012 2:52 PM

    Mike Tomlin says:Jan 17, 2012 11:26 AM

    Ravens fans you gotta admit him and Ray Ray have both lost a step this season. Between Ed Reed dropping those 2 INTs that actually required a play instead of the fly ball he got at the end of the game last week and Ray Lewis celebrating ankle tackles to stay relevant, these guys careers are coming to a close
    ______________________
    Mike, what game were you watching on Sunday?Ray was playing at pro bowl level — best game of the year for him at the very end of his 16th season. Dude will be 37 soon and is still in the top 7 or 8 LBs in the league.

    As for Reed, you’re just a dumas. He was all over the field Sunday, knocked down four balls, made hits like the Ed of old. While you may think he’s lost a step, I can tell you that Brady and Belichik are planning their schemes to stay away from him. They respect him whether you do or not.

  47. wigsplitta says: Jan 17, 2012 3:46 PM

    supashug

    Im a Pats fan. Ravens blow and are gonna get steamrolled. Mark it down. Also, don’t ever mistake me for a Jets fan. Flacco=Sanchez, they both shake like leaves and look lost in the pocket. SPLAT!

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