Ravens safety Ed Reed said he hurt his ankle in Thursday night's loss to the Falcons when quarterback Matt Ryan slid into his foot. He suggested he may have suffered some ligament damage, and that he got up slow after plays as a result, but he continued to play.
Interestingly, it was the same play that TV replays showed Reed proceeded to dive at Ryan and dropped his elbow as Ryan ducked hsi head. It's not certain if there was contact, and Reed said he didn't remember exactly how the play unfolded.
"Once he hit my ankle, I have no clue what hit him," Reed said. "Once he hit my ankle, I knew he was down already. I was just like, 'Oh, my god, he slid right into my ankle.'"
What's more, Reed said reports of the demise of the Ravens' defense are premature.
"The day they beat us 59-28, then we have problems," Reed said.