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Reed Wins Player of the Week Award

Ed Reed’s standout performance against the Cleveland Browns earned an AFC honor.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Categories: 2010 Season, Mike Duffy, Week 16 at Browns

Ed Reed became the second Raven to earn AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors, following his two-interception performance against the Cleveland Browns.

Reed follows Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 9.

At Cleveland, Reed was instrumental in securing a Baltimore victory. It was his 10th career game with at least two interceptions, and the Ravens are 10-0 after such outings.

Reed picked off rookie quarterback Colt McCoy midway through the second quarter and returned the ball 20 yards to the 50-yard line, setting up the first of two Billy Cundiff field goals.

Reed iced the win when he intercepted McCoy again in the fourth quarter, netting his theft from the end zone.

Since Reed returned from missing the first six games of the season as he recovered from offseason hip surgery, the seven-time Pro Bowler leads the Ravens with six interceptions. Reed also owns 37 tackles, 13 pass deflections and one forced fumble.

The award marks the fifth time in his career Reed has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

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