Ed Reed has been on the winning end of countless memorable confrontations during his lengthy career with the Baltimore Ravens. This is not one of those.
Toward the end of the first quarter of a home game against the Broncos, Reed stepped up into a running lane to cut off Denver running back Knowshon Moreno. With Reed blocking his path, Moreno went right over him, hurdling the veteran safety and keeping on his way.
The Broncos ended up scoring their first touchdown on that 78-yard drive, 44 of those yards coming by the feet of Moreno.
Thanks to a 98-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Denver's Chris Harris, Baltimore went down 17-0 at halftime. The Broncos added two more touchdowns and a field goal in the second half on their way to a 34-17 win.
"I was not expecting him to jump, honestly," Reed said after the game, per Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun. "I couldn't react because I was dealing with a lot of sickness early in the game. I just wasn't all the way into it, honestly. I was dealing with flu symptoms and everything. I just kind of watched him jump over me."