After a difficult week for Ravens safety Ed Reed, the Pro Bowler delivered on the field at Arrowhead with four tackles and a vicious hit on Dexter McCluster earning him the game ball.

“My family would really appreciate this,” Reed said after the game. “So would my brother. My brother would want us to beat Pittsburgh.”

The news surrounding Ed Reed’s brother disappearing was big all week.  The media questioned whether he would travel with them or even play.  Reed told Aaron Wilson that there was never a doubt.

“I was concerned if he was ok,” John Harbaugh said. “I wasn’t worried about how he would play or if he would play.”

Baltimore rallied around Ed Reed this week and John Harbaugh said it was a “big part” of the victory. “We rally around each other. We care about each other,” Harbaugh said. Reed felt the love from his teammates on the field in Kansas City. “They gather around you and give you strength and respect for what’s going on with my teammates,” he said. “The team ball is for my family.”

Upon receiving the game ball, Reed turned it over to his family.  “It was a pretty emotional scene when Ed gave the ball to the Reed family,” John Harbaugh said. “May God hold him in the palm of his hand.”

Both player and coach see the big picture in the midst of the win. “There’s life and life comes first. You got to give Ed a lot of credit,” Harbaugh said.

Reed’s message was similar. “It’s my job. I know at the end of the day it’s all in God’s hands. There’s a bigger picture bigger than us.”