The Baltimore Ravens are headed to the AFC title game against the New England Patriots and they won't need to go into battle without the services of safety Ed Reed, despite a nasty-looking injury to his leg in the team's victory over the Houston Texans.
Reed, who had 52 tackles and three interceptions during the regular season, had six tackles, three broken-up passes and an interception against the Texans before going down with a leg injury in final seconds.
As Yahoo! Sports' Maggie Hendricks points out, Reed's teammates carried him off the field "in a display of how much the eight-time Pro Bowler means to his team."
Reed informed the NFL Network that there was no way he is missing the AFC championship game, which is good for the Ravens. As Hendricks notes, Reed has had eight interceptions in the postseason throughout his 10-year career.
The 33-year-old Louisiana native was picked in the first round of the 2002 draft out of the University of Miami.